Lieutenant Commander George Washington DeLong, USN
Photograph taken just before he left the United States for the Arctic in 1879. He commanded the 1879-1881 Jeannette Arctic exploring expedition. The original print was given to Charles Mitchell and Ruth Simpson Thomas. Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation. Collection of Admiral Harry E. Yarnell, USN, donated by Miss Ruth Thomas. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.