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Rice, George W., 1855-1884



  • Existence: 1855 - 1884


George Walter Rice was born on June 29, 1855 in Nova Scotia. He learned photography from his father who operated a studio in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia and his two uncles who were well-regarded photographers. Rice gained experience as an arctic photographer on the 1880 Howgate Expedition to explore Greenland. Rice was selected by expedition leader Adolphus Greely as the photographer for an expedition to Lady Franklin Bay on Ellesmere Island and points north in 1881. The expedition failed and Rice died in the Arctic on 9 April 1884, while awaiting the arrival of a relief vessel.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

George Rice diary and photographs

Identifier: Mss-186
Stefansson Mss-186
Date(s): 1880 to 1883

George W. Rice (1855-1884), photographer. Consist of a journal of his experiences as photographer on the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition, 1881-1884, as well as photographs taken near Disko Island hile Rice was a member of the U. S. scientific expedition of 1880-1881.

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