National Geographic : 1931 Nov
i vanonal ieograpnic society inlay tnotograpft by Charles Martin GEORGE WASHINGTON RELICS IN THE NATIONAL MUSEUM The uniform was worn by General Washington when he resigned command of the Continental Army, December 23, 1783. Below are a mess chest and tents he used during the War of the Revolution. At the left hangs one of his swords and at the right Benjamin Franklin's gold headed cane. The flag is a reproduction of the first " Stars and Stripes." Finlay Photograph by Orren R.Louden IN MEMORY OF THEDISCOVERER OF THE NORTH POLE Rear Admiral Robert E.Peary reached the top ofthe world on April 6, 1909. After his death in1920 this symbolic memorial was erected over his grave in Arlington National Cemetery bythe National Geographic Society. The granite spheroid represents the earth. At the North Pole a bronze star marks Peary'sheroic achievement.