Ship Photography by Dr. Cook

As well as being the chief physician and ethnologist on all of his journeys, Dr. Cook was often the sole photographer. From his first trip to North Greenland with Robert Peary to his last expedition into the Arctic,  Cook took photographs of the ships that sheltered the crew members on their perilous voyages and returned them safely under the direst of circumstance.

In the 1894 – 1897 Belgian Belgica expedition under the command of Commandant Adrian de Gerlache de Gomery, Cook took the first photographs in history of Antarctica’s vast frozen wilderness and teaming wildlife.

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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