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Stefansson Arctic Collection lantern slides

Identifier: Mss-226
Stefansson Mss-226

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The collection contains lantern slides, created from the extensive collection of printed photographs associated with Stefansson's Arctic expeditions, as well as published sources such as "The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914," and "The Eagle's gift: Alaska Eskimo tales." Most slides are from the Canadian Arctic Expedition, the U.S. Anthropological Expedition, the Wrangel Island Expedition, the Wrangel Island Relief Expedition, and the Australasian Antarctic Expedition. Included are flora and fauna, earthen and snow covered landscapes, ice formations, ships and boats, as well as many individuals and group shots of scientists, explorers, "Copper Eskimos," and Inuit peoples. Views of native cultures are contrasted with those of early to mid-20th century industry, including hydraulic mining, logging, reindeer herding, agriculture, and ranching. Additionally there is aerial photography of forts, settlements and landscapes; images of mission settlements in Alaska, and the North West Territories including "Masonland" (the Alaskan outpost home of Beatrice and Willoughby Mason) and archeological digs at Osterbygd, Greenland. Somewhat apart from the Arctic images are lantern slides of Stefansson's trip to Australia in 1923. Included are images of major ports and urban centers as well as photographs of Australian aborigines, ranching and irrigation systems, flora and fauna. There are a few images of Stefansson's brief stop in French Polynesia and of him teaching in Dartmouth College's Northern Studies Program.


  • circa 1911-1923


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


4 linear ft. (13 boxes)

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Stefansson Arctic Collection lantern slides. Contains lantern slides, created from the extensive collection of printed photographs associated with Stefansson's Arctic expeditions and other journeys.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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