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

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Collection Item Summary:

A wooden arch is raised during construction of the Wellman Polar Expedition's airship hangar at Camp Wellman on Virgohamna (Virgo Bay), Dansky̜a (Danes Island), in the Svalbard archipelago, 1906 or 1907. The hangar was first built in 1906 with five arches, and was lengthened in 1907 with four more arches.

Collection Item Long Description:

Topic

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

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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photographer

Unknown

Date

1906-1907

Repository Loc.

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

Type

Digital images

Local number

NASM-NASM-9A10716

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