People Photography by Dr. Cook

According to Canadian author Pierre Berton, it was impossible not to like Frederick Cook. “He belonged to that human subspecies whose members seem forever courteous, gentle and apparently open.”  Some of Cook’s most outstanding photographic work was performed in his service as ethnologist. His engaging manner enabled him to capture the likenesses of people from all walks of life who would have felt completely alien in one another’s worlds.

Nearly all of the photographs on this website are by Dr. Frederick A. Cook unless noted otherwise. We have him to thank for the visual record of all of these expeditions:

North Greenland Expedition (1891 – 1894) | Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897 – 1899) | Erik Relief Expedition (1898) | Mt. McKinley Expeditions (1903 and 1906)
Aftermath 0f Mt. McKinley Expeditions | North Pole Expedition


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