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Pocket watch likely carried by Matthew Henson in 1908-1909 Arctic expedition

Manufactured by:
American Watch Company, American, 1850 - 1957  Search this
Used by:
Matthew A. Henson, American, 1866 - 1955  Search this
Subject of:
Matthew A. Henson, American, 1866 - 1955  Search this
Robert E. Peary, American, 1856 - 1920  Search this
Medium:
nickel , metal and glass
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3 1/4 × 2 1/4 × 3/4 in. (8.3 × 5.7 × 1.9 cm)
Type:
pocket watches
Place used:
North Pole, Arctic
Greenland, Cape Morris Jessup, North and Central America
Place made:
Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1888-1889; inscribed 1908 or 1909
Topic:
African American  Search this
Men  Search this
Nature  Search this
Science  Search this
Technology  Search this
U.S. History, 1865-1921  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2017.31
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Adornment
Tools and Equipment-Personal use
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51a84fae9-5904-4016-9333-4959ae6961ab
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.31
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