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Image: Pair of Dunham snowshoes used by Donald MacMillan

Pair of Dunham snowshoes used by Donald MacMillan
United States transportation

49 x 12 x 3 in. (124 x 30 x 8 cm)

Mellie Dunham (Norway, Maine, 7/29/1853 - 9/27/1931, Norway, Maine) Primary

Object Type: transportation
Creation Places: North America, United States, Maine
Medium and Support: rawhide on wood
Credit Line: Probably from Donald and Miriam MacMillan, 1966
Accession Number: 1000.83.a&b
Stamped "A.M. DUNHAM / NORWAY, MAINE" [Mellie Dunham]. Miriam MacMillan marked these "Mac's North Pole snowshoes," and they match the shoes ordered by Peary for the North Pole expedition of 1908-1909.

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