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Amundsen and Ellsworth 1925 Arctic Expedition Glass Plates [Dietrichson]

Names:
Amundsen, Roald  Search this
Ellsworth, Lincoln, 1880-1951  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box (23 glass lantern slides))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration
Date:
bulk 1925
Summary:
The collection consists of 23 hand-colored glass lantern slides of images taken during the 1925 Arctic expedition attempt by Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth to fly to the North Pole using a pair of Dornier Do J Wal (Whale) (Do 16) flying boats.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of 23 3.25 x 3.25 inch (8 x 8 cm) hand-colored glass lantern slides made by the Worm-Petersen studio (Oslo, Norway) of images taken during the Amundsen and Ellsworth 1925 Arctic expedition.
Biographical / Historical:
Roald Amundsen was an accomplished Norwegian explorer. American Lincoln Ellsworth was the son of a multimillionaire, with degrees from Columbia and Yale, trained as an aviator during World War I. Together, with four other men, they attempted to fly to the North Pole using a pair of Dornier Do J Wal (Whale) (Do 16) flying boats, simply named N24 and N25. Each aircraft had twin Rolls-Royce 365-hp water-cooled Eagle engines mounted on top of the wing structure, one facing forward, the other facing aft. The Dorniers were constructed with duralumin flat-bottomed fuselages and projecting sponsons to stabilize the craft in the water. The expedition left from King's Bay Svalbard (Spitsbergen) Norway on 21 May 1925. The N24 was piloted by Norwegian naval Lieutenant Leif Dietrichson, with Ellsworth and mechanic Osker Omdal. Amundsen was aboard the N25 with Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen as pilot and German mechanic Ludwig (also known as Karl) Feucht. After several hours of flight, the N24 engine temperature began to rise uncontrollably, and by 5:00 am on the 22nd Amundsen decided to land both planes to refill the tanks. They were still over 120 miles from the Pole and had drifted off course, 22 degrees west. It would take 25 days of surviving the Arctic climate before they could free the planes from the ice by creating a hard ice runway using only makeshift tools. On June 15, the six men took flight aboard the N25, leaving the crippled N24 behind. Almost 24 hours later they were able to land on the choppy waters of the Hinlopen Strait, where they flagged down and were able to board the Sjoliv, a Norwegian seal-hunting ship, for their final journey back to King's Bay. By June 25th the N25 was safely recovered and on July 5th Amundsen and Ellsworth with the rest of the crew flew the N-25 to Olso for a heroes' reception and audience with King Haakon of Norway.
Provenance:
P.W.K. Dietrichson, Gift, NASM.XXXX.0494
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Scientific expeditions -- Arctic regions  Search this
North Pole -- Aerial Exploration  Search this
Dornier Do J Wal (Whale) (Do 16)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Citation:
Amundsen and Ellsworth 1925 Arctic Expedition Glass Plates [Dietrichson], Acc. XXXX.0491, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0491
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Amundsen and Ellsworth 1925 Arctic Expedition Glass Plates [Dietrichson]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0491
Online Media:

Il mio volo polare fino a 88 l̊at. nord; con relazioni di H. Riiser-Larsen--L. Dietrichson--F. Ramm--J. Bjerknes. 132 illustrazioni fuori testo e 9 cartine. Traduzione dal norvegese di Ada Vangensten-Mazzega

Author:
Amundsen, Roald 1872-1928  Search this
Riiser-Larsen, Hjalmar 1890-  Search this
Dietrichson, Leif Ragnar 1890-  Search this
Ramm, Fredrik 1892-  Search this
Bjerknes, Jakob 1897-  Search this
Vangensten, Ada (Mazzega) 1891-  Search this
Physical description:
2 p. l., [7]-244, [1] p., 1 l. front., plates, ports., maps. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arctic regions
North Pole
Date:
1925
[c1925]
Topic:
Aeronautics--Flights  Search this
Call number:
G700 1925 .A52 I1925
G700 1925.A52 I1925
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_114432

Der flug zum pol, von Lutz Mäcken. Mit einem farbigen umschlagbild und vielen abbildungen im text

Author:
Mäcken, Lutz  Search this
Subject:
Amundsen, Roald 1872-1928  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. incl. front. (port.) illus. (incl. maps) 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arctic regions
North Pole
Date:
1925
[c1925]
Topic:
Aeronautics--Flights  Search this
Call number:
G700 1925 .M3X
G700 1925.M3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_153344

My polar flight, by Captain Amundsen, with 45 illustrations and 2 charts

Author:
Amundsen, Roald 1872-1928  Search this
Ellsworth, Lincoln 1880-1951  Search this
Physical description:
5 p. l., [3]-292 p. front., plates, ports., maps. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arctic regions
North Pole
Date:
1925
[1925]
Topic:
Aeronautics--Flights  Search this
Call number:
G700 1925 .A55X
G700 1925.A55X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_153367

Amundsen, par lui-même; My life as an explorer; traduit de l'anglais par Maurice Bec

Author:
Amundsen, Roald 1872-1928  Search this
Physical description:
236 p. 19 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Northwest Passage
Antarctica
South Pole
Arctic regions
North Pole
Date:
1931
[1931?]
Topic:
Aeronautics--Flights  Search this
Call number:
G585.A52 A1 F1931
G585.A52A1 F1931
G585.A6A314 1931
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_154034

Die Jagd nach dem Nordpol; mit dem Flugzeug zum 88. Breitengrad, von Roald Amundsen. Mit vielen Original-Aufnahmen der Expeditionsteilnehmer

Author:
Amundsen, Roald 1872-1928  Search this
Ellsworth, Lincoln 1880-1951  Search this
Physical description:
306 p. illus. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arctic regions
North Pole
Date:
1925
[1925?]
Topic:
Aeronautics--Flights  Search this
Call number:
G700 1925 .A4514
G700 1925.A4514
G700.1925.A4514
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_154047

Episodes of the Amundsen-Ellsworth arctic flights; an address by Harold T. Clark, given at the Amundsen memorial day services, held at the museum December fourteenth 1928

Author:
Clark, Harold Terry 1882-  Search this
Subject:
Amundsen, Roald 1872-1928  Search this
Ellsworth, Lincoln 1880-1951  Search this
Physical description:
23 p. incl. mounted front., mounted port. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arctic regions
Date:
1928
[1928?]
Topic:
Aeronautics--Flights  Search this
Call number:
G700.1925.C5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_184046

Our polar flight; the Amundsen-Ellsworth polar flight, by Roald Amundsen, Lincoln Ellsworth and other members of the expedition; illustrated from photographs taken on the expedition

Author:
Amundsen, Roald 1872-1928  Search this
Ellsworth, Lincoln 1880-1951  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 373 p. front., plates, ports., maps. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arctic regions
North Pole
Date:
1925
Topic:
Aeronautics--Flights  Search this
Call number:
G700 1925 .A5X
G700 1925.A5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_54521

Po sledam Amundsena. Oblozhka i risunki, M. Askinazi

Author:
Garri, A (Alekseĭ Nikolaevich)  Search this
Subject:
Amundsen, Roald 1872-1928  Search this
Physical description:
154 p. illus. 19 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arctic regions
Date:
1930
Topic:
Aeronautics--Flights  Search this
Call number:
G700 .G24 1925
G700.G24 1925
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_59680

First crossing of the Polar Sea, by Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth; with additional chapters by other members of the expedition

Author:
Amundsen, Roald 1872-1928  Search this
Ellsworth, Lincoln 1880-1951  Search this
Physical description:
x p., 1 l., 13-324 p. front., 1 illus., plates, ports., fold. map, facsim. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arctic regions
Date:
1927
Topic:
Aeronautics--Flights  Search this
Call number:
G700 1925 .A52
G700 1925.A52
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_62800

Air pioneering in the Arctic; the two polar flights of Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth. Part I: the 1925 flight from Spitzbergen to 88 n̊orth; part II: The first crossing of the Polar Sea, 192 6

Author:
Ellsworth, Lincoln 1880-1951  Search this
Amundsen, Roald 1872-1928  Search this
Physical description:
5 p. l., 126, [6] p. plates, ports., maps, facsims. 36 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arctic regions
North Pole
Date:
1929
Topic:
Aeronautics--Flights  Search this
Call number:
G670 1925 .E4X
G670 1925.E4X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_87666

First crossing of the Polar Sea / by Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth ; with additional chapters by other members of the expedition

Title:
Polar Sea, First crossing of
Author:
Amundsen, Roald 1872-1928  Search this
Ellsworth, Lincoln 1880-1951  Search this
Former owner:
Rieker, M. Louise DSI  Search this
Physical description:
324 pages, [14] leaves of plates (1 folded) : illustrations, map, portraits ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arctic regions
Date:
1928
Topic:
Aeronautics--Flights  Search this
Aerial exploration  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Call number:
G700 1925 .A52 1928
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1055822

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