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Amundsen-Ellsworth-Nobile expedition photographs

Identifier: PPC .A48

Scope and Contents

Images of the polar flight expedition undertaken by Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth in 1925; the transpolar flight of Amundsen, Ellsworth, and Umberto Nobile in 1926; and an exhibition documenting the 1926 expedition at the American Museum of Natural History in 1930.


  • 1925-1930

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2 boxes (8 oversized photographic prints and 47 photographic prints : b/w) ; 12 x 14 in. or smaller


Previous numbers used: 107, Collection 96, Collection 113;Includes field photographs.

Condition Note

Box 1: Condition reviewed 2010 good; condition. Box 2: Condition reviewed 2010 poor; condition.Prints are sleeved. Box 2 has note marked "needing conservation."

General Note

Possible subject terms: Polar regions $x Aerial exploration. >> Polar regions $x Discovery and exploration. >>Amundsen $x Ellsworth $x Nobile expedition $y 1926. >> American Museum of Natural History $x Exhibitions $y 1930 $v Photographs.

Amundsen-Ellsworth-Nobile expedition photographs, 1925-1930
Iris Lee, 2010
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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017). Minimal level collection record created with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Hidden Collections grant, 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West
New York NY 10024 USA
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