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Slide set: [A set of lantern slides made from photographs taken during the voyage of the 'Gjøa' through the N.W. Passage in 1903-07 by Capt. R. Amundsen] (lecture: manufacturer unknown, at least 13 slides, c.1907)

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Slide 1
Winter quarters at King Point 1904-05
Slide 2
The coast between King and Key Points
Slide 3
The land round King Point
Slide 4
Observatory for absolute magnetic observations
Slide 5
Vegetation at King Point
Slide 6
The colony at King Point
Slide 7
King Point, shore strewn with drift wood
Slide 8
The first sledge expedition. amundsen Helmer Hansen Lieut Hansen
Slide 9
Our tent close to the Magnetic North Pole
Slide 10
The 'Gjöa' and the wrecked whaler 'Bonanya' at King Point
Slide 11
Snow ruts in the Lindström Valley near Gjöahavn
Slide 12
View from top of King Point 'Gjöa' 'Bonanya'
Slide 13
Winter in Gjöahavn
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The Geographical Journal (1893- ? )

“P 505: 'What adds greatly to the value of these searches is a series of photographs taken by Lieut. Hansen during our sojourn in those parts.' Roald Amundsen, To the North Magnetic Pole and Through the North-West Passage, The Geographical Journal, Vol. 29, No. (May,1907), pp. 485-513”


The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) catalogue index card states:

A collection of '13 slides made from photographs taken during the voyage of the 'Gjøa' through the N.W. Passage in 1903-07 by Capt. R. Amundsen'.

The aim of this expedition was to make the first complete journey through the Northwest Passage and to locate the exact position of the Magnetic Pole.

[Associated photographic negatives:] A727-A739

Lucerna ID  3009009

Record created by Emily Hayes and Richard Crangle. Last updated 3 January 2017

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