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NHF-019 USS Polaris – Polar Expedition Collection

19 photographs of pencil sketches by Emil Schumann (photographed at the Treasury Department) related to the Polar Expedition of Exploration by USS Polaris, 1871-1872. All except for “Seals Sporting Upon the Ice” have duplicates in the USN 900000 series.
Caption: Collection photo# USN 901093: "Perilous position of the Polaris" 1 September 1871 by Emil Schumann
Description: 19 photographs of pencil sketches by Emil Schumann (photographed at the Treasury Department) related to the Polar Expedition of Exploration by USS Polaris, 1871-1872. All except for “Seals Sporting Upon the Ice” have duplicates in the USN 900000 series. “Fiskerness Greenland”; “Holsteinberg Greenland”; “At Godhaven Greenland, Awaiting the ‘Congress’” “Uppernivik, Greenland”; “The Farewell to Civilization Tessuisak Greenland”; “Lichtenfels Greenland” “Thank God Harbor”; “The Burial of Captain Hall” Captain C.F. Hall, USN, Commander of USS POLARIS, 10 Nov, 1871; “The Grave of Captain Hall”; “Scene Near Thank God Harbor”; “Tyson’s Boat, and Our Water Supply at Thank God Harbor”; “Winter Quarters by Providence Berg”; “The Parting of the Ship’s Company”; “Cape Lupton”; “Situation of the Polaris” November 21, 1871, Near Providence Berg, Polaris Bay; “An Eskimo Family at Tessuisak”; “The Capture of a Musk Ox”; “Seals Sporting Upon the Ice”; “Perilous Position of the Polaris”.
Accession #: NHF
Catalog #: NHF-019
Tags: NHHC_Tags:special-interest/topic/age-of-sailNHHC_Tags:special-interest/topic/arctic-polar
Donor: Naval Historical Foundation
After this Year: 1870
Before this Year: 1873
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