Ellsworth Antarctic Expedition: flight crew members stranded on breaking ice [with] Bernt Balchen and a pet penguin; two real photographs
by Ellsworth, Lincoln
Wide World Photos, 1934. Very good condition. A pair of press b&w photographs titled "Ellsworth's Dramatic Adventure in the Antarctic", with the original printed newspaper text at verso of each image. The text explains, "The Ellsworth Expedition came to a sudden close, for this season at least, when the ice shelf in the Bay of Whales broke up with dramatic suddenness. The plane in which the explorer and Bernt Balchen planned a record-making flight across the Antarctic continent slipped partly through the ice and was badly damaged. It was necessary to return it to the United States for repairs". The photo itself captioned, "Another view of the marooned men, now about to be taken aboard the Wyatt Earp. Text tipped on verso dated 3/8/34. 7 x 9".[with] the image of Balchen, on the deck of the Wyatt Earp and holding the penguin, with title "Bernt Balchen, the flyer, with a pet penguin". 7 x 9"
(Inventory #: 22136)
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