(Dr. Leonard Hussey and Samson, members of the Endurance expedition. Photo by Frank Hurley, 1915)
1805 silk lampas evening gown held at Kent State University Museum
Posthumous Portrait of Sir James Clark Ross - Stephen Pearce (1871)
“The Three Polar Stars” (1913): Roald Amundsen (leader of the first expedition to traverse the Northwest Passage and to reach the South Pole), Ernest Shackleton (who held the farthest South record before Amundsen reached the South Pole), and Robert Peary (who was the first to reach the North Pole, though his claim is still debated)
Amundsen’s crew at Framheim, 1911/1912From left to right: Adolf Lindstrøm, Sverre Hassel, Oscar Wisting, Helmer Hanssen, Roald Amundsen, Jørgen Stubberud, and Kristian Prestrud
Romanian scientist Emil Racoviță in his laboratory aboard the BelgicaHe was one of the first scientists to study Antarctic life and one of the founders of biospeleology,. He established the first Speleological Institute in the world, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.