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

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Collection Item Summary:

Members of the Wellman Polar Expedition stand under the inflated and partially assembled airship "America" in the hangar at Camp Wellman on Virgohamna (Virgo Bay), Dansky̜a (Danes Island), in the Svalbard archipelago, before one of the expedition's two attempts to fly to the North Pole (September 2, 1907 and August 15, 1909). The man in the center is probably Walter Wellman, head of the expedition.

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

1907-1909

Repository Loc.

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

Type

Digital images

Local number

NASM-NASM-9A10692

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