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National Museum of American History

explorers

National Museum of American History

explorers

National Museum of American History

Explorers

Smithsonian Magazine

Great Explorers;

National Museum of American History

pulp-canal explorers

National Museum of American History

scalers and explorers

National Museum of American History

Explorers Club medal

National Museum of the American Indian

Explorers Prefer Shell

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Poster design for Shell Oil. At center, a blue globe-like form with latitudinal and longitudinal lines depicted in white, resting atop the left page of an open book. Under/behind the book is a gray field of color, surrounded by a hexagonal black frame. At top in black and white, sans-serif type: EXPLORERS PREFER SHELL; at bottom: YOU CAN BE SURE OF SHELL

Smithsonian Explorers, The Megatherium Club

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Original located in small print file, have copy negative and black and white print in RU95, Box 14, Folder 39

Many scientists lived in the Smithsonian Institution Building in its early years. These four young naturalists lived in the building and often collected for the Smithsonian while on exploring expeditions in the mid-nineteenth century. Clockwise from upper left: Robert Kennicott, Henry Ulke, Henry Bryant and William Stimpson. They dubbed themselves the "Megatherium Club" after an extinct giant sloth that had been recently uncovered.

Medallion, Association of Space Explorers, Arthur C. Clarke

National Air and Space Museum
Born in 1917, Arthur C. Clarke stands as one of the pre-eminent authors of science fiction in the 20th century. He had equal stature as a popularizer of the new postwar field of space exploration. Clarke achieved renown, too, as the originator of the idea of geostationary orbits, a concept fundamental to the development of communications satellites.

Coming into his professional prime after World War II, Clarke’s work found multinational appeal as advances in science and technology became central to the Cold War and to an expanding consumer society. He is perhaps most well-known for his collaboration with director Stanley Kubrick on the 1968 film classic "2001: A Space Odyssey."

In recognition of his varied accomplishments, Clarke received numerous awards and honors. In 2007, the Association of Space Exporers presented its Leonov Medal to Clarke, honoring him "as a great scientist of our time and a Man of the World".

The Museum acquired Clarke’s personal papers and select memorabilia in 2014.

Italian explorers in Africa / by Sofia Bompiani

Smithsonian Libraries
"The substance of these sketches appeared in the Leisure hour in the years 1888 and 1890"--Pref.

Also available online.

AFA copy has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries. The Russell E. Train Africana Collection.

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National Museum of American History

Explorers of the Danish Fifth Thule Expedition

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Image number 2005-8655 is a black and white copy of this image.

Born in Greenland of a Danish missionary father and an Inuit mother, Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen, 1879-1933, was a Danish arctic explorer and ethnologist, who between 1921 and 1924, led a small band of colleagues in a journey of investigation across arctic North America from Hudson Bay to the Bering Strait. In 1910, he established his Thule station at Cape York, Greenland, the base for seven expeditions, five led by Rasmussen himself. Rasmussen was an excellent explorer, interpreter, and translator. He documented many Inuit legends that may have gone unnoticed without him. His work helped future explorers and he is remembered as the first man to cross the Northwest Passage by dog sled. He made a visit in 1924 to Washington, D.C., with several of his expedition companions. The visit was documented by Science Service, a news service established in 1920, which also publicized his expeditions.

For additional pictures of the Fifth Thule Arctic Expedition, see 2005-8623, 2005-8625, 2005-8626, 2005-8627, 2005-8628, 2005-8629, 2005-8630, 2005-8631, 2005-8632, 2005-8633, 2005-8634, 2005-8635, 2005-8636, 2005-8638, 2005-8639, 2005-8640, 2005-8641, and 2005-8642.

For additional pictures of Rasmussen's 1924 visit to Washington, D.C., see 2005-8624, 2005-8643, 2005-8644, 2005-8645, 2005-8646, 2002-8647, 2005-8648, 2005-8649, 2005-8651, 2005-8652, 2005-8654, 2005-8656, and 2005-8657.

The six men are from left to right, top row: Kaj Birket-Smith, Therkel Mathiassen, Helge Bangsted; bottom row: Peder Pedersen (captain of the Skongen), Knud Rasmussen, Peter Freuchen (second in command), and Jacob Oleson (one of the seven translators on the expedition).

explorer

National Museum of American History

Team of Explorers Uncover Famous Sunken Ship

Smithsonian Channel
Two rival explorers have teamed up on a very special project in the Baltic sea. Their aim is to locate and explore the wreck of one of the most historic ships in Swedish history: Mars. From the Show: Monster Shipwreck http://bit.ly/2n5vG97

Medal, Explorers Club Medal, Lt. Lowell Smith

National Air and Space Museum
Bronze Explorers Club medal presented to Lt. Lowell Smith; Obverse: relief of an Explorer figure depicted with sailing ship in the background, embossed text "THE EXPLORERS CLUB"; Reverse: inscribed text "LIEUTENANT LOWELL H. SMITH CIRCUMNAVIGATOR PATHFINDER OF THE AIR 1925"

THE FIRST WORLD FLIGHT

April 6, 1924 - September 28, 1924

In 1924, a flight of four U.S. Army Air Service aircraft attempted to complete the first circumnavigation of the globe by air. The World Flight that officially began in Seattle, Washington on April 6, 1924 ended 175 days later on September 28. The flight made 74 stops and covered over 27,553 miles. Of the original four aircraft to start the trip, only two completed the circuit. The aircraft over flew the all of the world's oceans and encountered climatic extremes from the Arctic to the tropics.

Presented to the commander of the world flight, Lt. Lowell Smith, by the Explorers Club.

Medal, Explorers Club Medal, Jimmy Doolittle

National Air and Space Museum
Bronze Explorers Club medal presented to Jimmy Doolittle; Obverse: relief of an Explorer figure depicted with sailing ship in the background, embossed text "THE EXPLORERS CLUB"; Reverse: enscribed text "PRESENTED TO JAMES H. DOOLITTLE BY THE EXPLORERS CLUB SEPTEMBER 23, 1964 FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN AERONAUTICAL SCIENCE AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE NATION".

Case, Medal, Explorers Club Medal, Jimmy Doolittle

National Air and Space Museum
Case for Explorers Club medal presented to Jimmy Doolittle

Insignia, Boy Scouts of America Air Explorers

National Air and Space Museum
Boy Scouts of America Air Explorers shoulder insignia; yellow embroidered wings with blue center circle; red embrodered ring with white embroidered text "BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA AIR EXPLORERS"; white embroidered Lockheed Aircraft logo in center of insignia; blue embroidered letter text "LOCKHEED MANAGEMENT CLUB".

One of Canada's explorers / by Charles Hallock

Smithsonian Libraries
"Dedicated to the National Geographic Society of Washington, D.C."--T.p.

"Reprinted from Forest and stream by kind permission."--T.p. verso.

22c Arctic Explorers block of four

National Postal Museum
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explorer, buffalo

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