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Oil painting on wood panel of the departure of Andrée to the North Pole, on July 11, 1897 in the balloon The Oernen. Image shows three figures in a balloon aloft over an artic sea with two steam ships on the water. A French flag flies from the balloon. Possible illegible signature in bottom right corner.
Departure of Andree for the North Pole, 11 July 1897 on the Eagle
Swedish meteorologist Salomon August Andrée and companions Knut Fraenkel and Nils Strindberg set out for the North Pole. Forced down on the ice far from their goal, the trio trekked to White Island in the Arctic Ocean where they died. In 1930, the crew of a passing ship discovered their last camp, solving the mystery of their disappearance.
This object is on display in the Hangar Overlook at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.