Hunting by Steam in Melville Bay

Greenland 1869

zoomable artifact image here

Description

This is a starboard view of the bark Panther in ice in Melville Bay, Greenland. This photograph was taken in August of 1869 during the Bradford and Hayes expedition to the Arctic.

The handwritten description on the mat is: "Hunting by Steam in Melville bay in August in latitude about 76. Killing 6 polar bears within the twenty four hours."