Robert Peary led an expedition that claimed to be the first to reach the North Pole, in 1909. The expedition erected a tattered American flag at the pole (two Inuit members of the expedition stand below it in this photograph). Peary was supported by the National Geographic Society.

Photograph by Robert E. Peary
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Scientists are very interested in the North Pole—the northernmost point on Earth