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The British survey ship HMS Challenger in Antarctic waters in February 1874. Contemporary wood engraving.
Line engraving, 19th century.
SEAL HUNT, 1881.
'Seal-Hunting in the Northern Seas.' Wood engraving, American, 1881.
ARCTIC OCEAN, 1890.
'In the Arctic icefields.' Print from a drawing by William Bradford, 1890.
POLARIS SURVIVORS, 1873.
The 'Polaris' survivors who were rescued from the ice-floe after an expedition led by Captain Charles Francis Hall. Wood engraving, American, 1873.
NAVY: USS NAUTILUS, 1958.
Commander W.R. Anderson and crew members of the USS Nautilus on the bridge of the submarine. Photograph, 1958.
CHARLES FRANCIS HALL
(1821-1871). American explorer. Captain Hall's ship 'Polaris' at peril in the Arctic, 21 November 1871. Wood engraving, American, 1873.
ALASKA: ICE LANDSCAPE.
Icebergs and floes in Alaska. Photograph, late 20th century.
ROALD AMUNDSEN (1872-1928).
Norwegian polar explorer. Members of the Antarctic expedition of 1910-12 capturing seals.
ALASKA: INUIT HUNTER.
An Inuit hunter with a seal, in a umiak boat on an ice floe in Alaska. Photograph, early 20th century.
EXPLORER MEDAL, 1941.
Medal featuring the names of Arctic and Antarctic explorers, sculpted by Erwin Springweiler for the Society of Medalists, 1941.
ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, 1838.
The Astrolabe and the Zelee getting free of the ice floes in the Weddell Sea, off of Antarctica, February 9, 1838, during the second voyage of Dumont D'Urville (1839-1840). Lithograph, c1842, by Louis Le Breton.
PEARY EXPEDITION, c1908.
A ship and a canoe among ice floes during an Arctic expedition led by Robert Peary. Photograph by Matthew Henson, c1908.
RALEIGH: CHILLY OBSERVATION.
'Chilly Observation.' Oil on canvas, Charles Sidney Raleigh, 1889.
MAP OF ARCTIC EXPEDITION.
Map of Captain Charles Francis Hall's 1871 Arctic expedition, and the drift of the party of survivors on the ice-floe. Wood engraving, American, 1873.
A photographer shooting a polar bear cub in the Arctic, mid-20th century.
CANADA: EXPEDITION, c1882.
The steamship 'Proteus' in Discovery Harbour, Nunavut after dropping cargo for the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition. Photograph by George W. Rice, c1882.
GREENLAND ESKIMOS, 1555.
Eskimos sealing among ice-floes in Greenland. Woodcut from Olaus Magnus' 'Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus,' Rome, Italy, 1555.
WILLEM BARENTS (c1550-1597).
Dutch navigator. Barents and his men battling ice floes and polar bears in the artic. Line engraving from Gerrit de Veer's 'The Voyages of Willem Barents to the Arctic Regions,' 1598.
HORATIO NELSON (1758-1805).
British naval officer. 'Nelson and the Bear.' Nelson's conflict with a polar bear while serving as a midshipman on an Arctic expedition in 1773. Oil on oak panel, c1806, by Richard Westall.
Journey to the North Pole: The Polar Star ship which carried Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of the Abruzzi, to the Bay of Teplitz on Rudolf-Island located between the icebergs of the North Pole. Illustrator Achille Beltrame (1871-1945), from La Domenica del Corriere, 13th August 1899. Full Credit: Copyright DEA / A. DAGLI ORTI / The Gran
The crew of the Tegetthoff freeing the ship from pack ice with saws, axes and explosives, 1872, engraving from an account of Julius von Payer's expedition (1842-1915). Arctic, 19th century. Full credit: De Agostini / G. Dagli Orti / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
TITANIC: ICEBERG, 1912.
The ice which sank the "Titanic." The single cross, on the left-hand side of the ice-floe, marks the spot where the ship "Birma" answered the call for help, the position for which was given wrongly. The double crosses, on the right of the ice-floe, mark the spot where the "Carpathia" picked up the survivors of the wreck.
Wood engraving, late 19th century.
ARCTIC WHALING, 1871.
Hunting right whales in the Bering Sea and Arctic waters. Lithograph, American, 1871.
From left: Ancient Murrelet (Synthliboramphus antiquus), Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus), Least Auklet (Aethia pusilla), Crested Auklet (Aethia cristatella), and Rhinoceros Auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata), all members of the Auk family. Engraving after John James Audubon for his 'Birds of America,' 1827-38.
Walrus hunters haul a dead polar bear aboard their sailing vessel. Dobbs.
Arctic hunters and Eskimos stand near three walrus carcasses. Underwood And Underwood.
LONDON: ICE IN THAMES, 1870.
View of the Thames River at London Bridge, London, England, while clogged with ice. Wood engraving, English, 1870.
Aurora borealis and white bear hunting during the third expedition led by William Barents (ca 1550-1597) in search of the Northeast Passage 1596, engraving from Peregrinationes, by Theodor de Bry (1528-1598). Arctic, 16th century. Full credit: De Agostini Picture Library / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
Expedition to the north pole by Count Johann Nepomuk Wilczek (1837-1922), 1872, photograph by Wilhelm Burger (1844-1920). Arctic, 19th century. Full credit: De Agostini Picture Library / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
Seals bask in the sunlight atop floating sea ice. Herbert G. Ponting.
NORTH STAR BAY, GREENLAND.
Eskimo men float on an ice flow; a tall ship is in the background. Underwood And Underwood.
William Barents' (ca 1550-1597) ship in the ice during the third Dutch expedition in search of the North-East Passage, 1596-1597, engraving from Peregrinationes, by Theodor de Bry (1528-1598). Arctic, 16th century. Full credit: De Agostini Picture Library / Granger, NYC -- All rights rese
Everyone, officers, sergeants and soldiers being forced to pull boats, engraving from the International Polar Expedition of 1881-1884, led by Adolphus Greely (1844-1935). Arctic, 19th century. Full credit: De Agostini Picture Library / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
Pacific walrus sleep on an ice floe. Dobbs.
BERING SEA, ARCTIC.
A ship forces it way through the flat ice of the Arctic. C. T. Pedersen.
Barents' ship being towed through the ice, illustration from an account of William Barents' third expedition (ca 1550-1597) in search of the passage to the north-east. Arctic, 16th century. Full credit: De Agostini / M. Seemuller / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
Light of moon (Claire De Lune), lacquered silver screen with four panels, designed by Jean Dunand (1877-1942), Art Deco style, Switzerland, 20th century Full credit: De Agostini / Etude Tajan / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
Walrus hunters disembark sailboats and kayaks onto ice floes. Dobbs.
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