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Richard 'Dick' Konter was a seaman on the 'City of New York,' the ship that carried Admiral Richard Byrd to his 'Little America - Antarctica' expedition. Mr. Konter, known as Ukulele Dick, was the recreation officer for this trip and not only played the ukulele for the rest of the crew during leisure time, but also took records and pinola rolls on the trip for the crew to enjoy.

Identifier

NASM.1999.0003

Creator

Gray, Adelaide

Date

1928-1930

Provenance

Muriel Yarger, gift, 1998, 1999-0003, pending

Extent

0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Correspondence

Photographs

Clippings

Postcards

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of newspaper articles, letters with envelopes, New Zealand postcards, radiograms, and Christmas cards from Konter to his New York Landlady, Mrs. Adalaide Gray (who Konter called 'Ma'), and to Mr. Ed Iovanna. The envelopes and postcards bear the postmarks and stamps of the expedition. There are also three photographs: one of Byrd and Bennett; one of Adalaide Gray; and one of Konter.

Genre/Form

Correspondence

Photographs

Clippings

Postcards

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Names

Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957

Konter, Richard "Dick"

Topics America -- Discovery and exploration
Aeronautics

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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