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


Collection Item Summary:

Under the arches of the hangar for the airship "America", men of the Wellman Polar Expedition carry a large roll of canvas to use as the hangar's covering, c.1907. The photograph's caption is dated July 29, 1909, but the hangar, first erected in 1906, was completed in its pictured design in 1907. Camp Wellman on Virgohamna (Virgo Bay), Dansky̜a (Danes Island), in the Svalbard archipelago.

Collection Item Long Description:


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

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Circa 1907

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


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