Title

Profile of Josephine Diebitsch, who married polar explorer Robert E. Peary. Sh

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

2-2009

Additional Date Information

Feb-Mar 2009

Pages

47, 94-95

Abstract

Profile of Josephine Diebitsch, who married polar explorer Robert E. Peary. She kept her marriage together after he fell in love with an Inuit woman, became a best-selling author, and retired at the end of her life to 290 Baxter Boulevard in Portland. She was a veteran of half a dozen polar expeditions and outlived her husband by three decades. Robert Peary's gift to Josephine on her 50th birthday was a custom-designed necklace of Maine gem tourmalines.

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