Lot 396

Album of a trip to Spitsbergen in 1907 with about 140 original photographs. Silver gelatine prints. Format approx. 6.5 x 10 cm. Ppb. album at present with cord binding.
Arctic - Norway - Svalbard

Album of a trip to Spitsbergen in 1907 with about 140 original photographs. Silver gelatine prints. Format approx. 6.5 x 10 cm. Ppb. album at present with cord binding.
Shows a journey through Svalbard, including a visit to the airship hangar of the America in Danskøya. In 1906 the American airship pioneer Walter Wellman returned to Danskøya with the plan to reach the pole with an airship he had had built by Louis Godard in Paris. Because the airship hangar at the Virgohamna was not completed in time, the hull of the airship was leaking and the engines were not working, the expedition in 1906 did not take place. Wellman returned in 1907 with his airship America, which had been rebuilt by Melvin Vaniman, and dared to take off on 2 September 1907. The journey lasted two hours and ended at the glacier Fuglepyntbreen, 15 km away, where the America had to make an emergency landing. After all, Wellman had made the first motorised flight in the Arctic. In addition, impressive pictures of local people, whaling and panoramas. - Well-preserved, some photographs faded. - Rarity.
Arctic - Norway - Spitsbergen. - Shows a journey through Spitsbergen. et al Visit to the America airship hall in Danskøya. In 1906, the American airship pioneer Walter Wellman returned to Danskøya with the plan to reach the Pol with an airship he had built at Louis Godard in Paris. Because the airship hangar on Virgohamna was not completed in time, the shell of the airship was leaking and the engines were not working, the expedition in 1906 did not take place. Wellman returned in 1907 with his reconstructed by Melvin Vaniman airship America and ventured on September 2, 1907 the start. The trip lasted two hours and ended at the 15 km distant glacier Fuglepyntbreen, on which the America had to emergency landing. After all, Wellman had taken the first motorized flight in the Arctic. In addition, impressive images of local people, whaling and panoramas. - Well preserved, some photographs faded. - Rarity.