Wellman, Arthur; Wellman, Walter; Polar Flights, Wellman Expeditions; LTA, Airships, USA, Wellman-Vaniman "America". [digital image]


Collection Item Summary:

Half-tone postcard of the Wellman-Vaniman airship "America" in flight, probably taken during the Wellman Expedition's abortive attempt to fly to the North Pole on August 15, 1909.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Polar regions--Discovery and exploration
  • Aeronautics
  • Airships
  • Aircraft

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa 1909

Repository Loc.

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


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