3d pan white

Operation Windmill Member Sitting in the Snow

Author: Unknown

 

Subject: Operation Windmill

 

Type: Photographic print

    Person, candid

 

Date: 1947

 

Topic: Research expeditions

     Scientific expeditions

     Snow

     Ice

     Smoking

 

Standard number: SIA2010-0653

 

Physical description: Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, Candid;; Medium: Photographic print

 

Notes: Image located in Robert B. Klaverkamp's collection. Klaverkamp, an enlisted Naval Correspondent, participated in Operation Windmill. Malcolm Davis, zookeeper at the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park, was also on the expedition and was assigned to the Icebreaker USS Edisto (AG-89) with the express purpose of collecting penguins, other birds, and leopard seals

 

Summary: Image of a member of Operation Windmill sitting in the snow with a note near him that reads "Home Sweet Home." The man is holding a tin pan and smoking a cigarette. Operation Windmill (1947-1948) was an expedition established by the Chief of Naval Operations to train personnel, test equipment, and reaffirm American interests in Antarctica

 

Place: Antarctica

 

Persistent URL:Link to data base record

 

Repository:Smithsonian Archives - History Div

 

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