Byrd, Richard Evelyn; Polar Flights. [photograph]


Collection Item Summary:

Warm Greetings from a Cold Country. Letter from Richard Konter to his friend Ed, dated May 15, 1930. Letterhead includes Byrd Antarctic Expedition logo and an illustration of the "City of New York" docked with penguins in the foreground at the top corners; black ink stamps of the Byrd Expedition and a cancellation stamp are placed immediately below. The letter, written in black iron gall ink, continues onto the back of the paper.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Antarctica

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Byrd, Richard Evelyn 1888-1957


May 15, 1930

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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