Landscape of Antarctica's Ice and Snow

Author: Unknown


Subject: Operation Windmill


Type: Photographic print




Date: 1947


Topic: Research expeditions

     Scientific expeditions



     Aerial photographs


Standard number: SIA2010-0656


Physical description: Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 6h; Type of Image: Aerial; Landscape; 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 the landscape of Antarctica. The image shows the ice and snow surface. The image was taken during Operation Windmill (1947-1948), 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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