National Geographic : 1936 Jan
THE FIRST MEETING OF THE NORTH AND SOUTH POLES! On this historic occasion Robert E. Peary, discoverer of the North Pole (4), greeted Roald Amundsen, discovererofthe South Pole (3), atthe home ofthe National Geographic Society, January 11, 1913. Others in the group include J. J. Jusserand, the French Ambassador (2), James Bryce, the Ambassador from Great Britain (5), the Attorney General, George W. Wickersham (13), the Minister from Norway (14), Hiram Bingham, leader ofthe Yale-National Geographic Society Expedition to Peru (16); Officers and Board of Managers of the National Geographic Society: President Henry Gannett (1), Colonel Henry F.Blount (6), Dr. Alexander Graham Bell (7), Mr. John Joy Edson, Treasurer (8), Rear Admiral John E. Pillsbury (9), Gilbert H. Grosvenor, Director and Editor National Geographic Society (10), George Otis Smith, Director U. S . Geological Survey (11), Rear Admiral C. M . Chester (12), O. H . Tittmann, Vice President, and Supt. U.S.Coast and Geodetic Survey (22). L. A . Bauer. Director Department of Terrestrial Magnetism Carnegie Institution (15), FranklinK. Lane, Chairman Interstate Commerce Com mission (18), Rudolph Kauffmann, Managing Editor Washington Evening Star (20), Brigadier General John M. Wilson, former Chief ofEngineers, U.S.A.(21), C. Hart Merriam (29), Charles J. Bell, President American Security & Trust Co. (23), David Fairchild, Agricultural Explorer (24), George Shiras, 3d, former member of Congress and wild-game photographer (25), John Oliver La Gorce, Assistant Editor NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE(26), George R.Putnam, U.S.Commissioner of Lighthouses (27), Frederick B. Eichelberger, Assistant Treasurer National Geographic Society (28), Frederick V. Coville, President Washington Academy ofSciences (31), Dr. S. N . D. North (32), T. L. Macdonald, M. D. (33), Edwin P. Grosvenor, Special Assistant to the Attorney General (30), Peter Stuyvesant Pillot (17), and Julien A. Ripley (19) of New York.