|Browne (left) & Parker 1912|
In 1906, Browne was a member of Frederick Cook's expedition. Cook later claimed to have summited with another member of the expedition, but this was eventually proved false by photographs taken during Browne's second expedition - the Parker-Browne Expedition of 1910. These photographs show that Cook's peak is actually a much lower peak several miles from the real summit.
|Cook's "Fake Peak" at left|
showing its relative height to the
real peak (right arrow)
|Browne Photographing the|
"Fake Peak" during one of the
|Page from Browne's|
Stikine Trip Sketch Book, 1902
In addition to numerous photographs (prints, negatives, and lantern slides) of the various Mt. McKinley expeditions, Browne's papers contain his sketchbooks and diaries as well as scrapbooks and clippings.
Ask for Stef Mss 190. A paper guide to the collection is available in Rauner.