Mrs. Peary not only does Mrs. Peary possess the distinction of being the wife of the discoverer of the North Pole, but she can also boast of being the only woman who has assisted in an attempt to find that region. She was married in 1888, when her husband was superintending engineer of the United States Naval Dry Dock, and she determined to accompany her husband when, in 1891, he set out upon his expedition to North Greenland. In his book, "Northward Over the Great Ice," Commander Peary tells how, on September 12 of that year, their daughter, little Marie Annighito Peary, was born in the heart of the White North. Twenty-four hours after her birth, the Arctic day gave place to the Arctic night, and the little girl lived for the first six months of her life by lamplight. Mrs. Peary's eldest child - a son - was born two years previously. Mrs. Peary is of German origin, her maiden name being Josephine Diebitsch. She always sympathised with her husband in his ambition to reach the North Pole, and on more than one occasion helped to raise the funds for his expeditions. She is a good shot and exceedingly fond of outdoor sports.

Mrs. Peary

Mrs. Peary

Haeckel, Berlin