National Geographic : 2007 Jan
FLASHBACK On Top of the World Cmdr. Robert E.Peary scans the horizon near his igloo at Camp Jesup near the North Pole in April 1909. After staking his claim as the first person to reach the Pole, he wrote, "when I knew for a certainty that we had reached the goal, there was not a thing in the world I wanted but sleep." Before breaking camp the next afternoon, he found time to pen a postcard to his wife: "My dear Jo, I have won out at last. Have been here a day. I start for home and you in an hour. Love to the 'kidsies.'" - Margaret G. Zackowitz Flashback Archive All the photos plus e-greetings, in Fun Stuff at ngm.com/0701. PHOTO:ADM. ROBERTE.PEARYCOLLECTION NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC(ISSN0027-9358)IS PUBLISHEDMONTHLYBYTHE NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY,1145 17THST.NW,WASHINGTON,DC 20036-4688.$34.00A YEARFOR U.S. DELIVERY,$6.00 PERSINGLECOPY(INCLUDESPOSTAGEAND HANDLING).IN CANADA,AGREEMENTNUMBER40063649,RETURNUNDELIVERABLECANADIANADDRESSESTO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC,PO BOX 4412STN. A, TORONTO,ONTARIOM5W 3W2. UNITEDKINGDOMNEWSSTANDCOVERPRICE£3.85.PERIODICALSPOSTAGEPAIDAT WASHINGTON,DC, AND AT ADDITIONALMAILING OFFICES.POSTMASTER:SENDADDRESSCHANGESTO NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC,POBOX 63002,TAMPA,FL33663-3002.MEMBERS:IFTHEPOSTALSERVICEALERTS USTHATYOURMAGAZINEIS UNDELIVERABLE,WEHAVE NO FURTHEROBLIGATIONUNLESSWE RECEIVEA CORRECTEDADDRESSWITHINTWOYEARS.