Map Showing Rasmussen Journey

ID: 2005-8623

Creator: Hansen, Leo

Form/Genre: Maps

Date: 1920s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Science Service Records, Record Unit 7091, Box 409, Folder 2

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Summary

A map of Canada and Alaska showing the long sledge journey by Rasmussen from Danish Island on the Hudson Bay across land touching the Arctic Ocean to Alaska, through the Bering Strait down to Seattle, Washington in the United States.

Author

Hansen, Leo

Subject

Thule Expedition (5th : 1921-1924) Report of the Fifth Thule Expedition, 1921-24

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • 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.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Science Service Records, Record Unit 7091, Box 409, Folder 2

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1924

Topic

  • Voyages and travels
  • Bering's Straits
  • Description and travel
  • Arctic regions
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Expeditions
  • Arctic regions--Research
  • Canada
  • Maps
  • Travel--North America

Place

  • North America
  • Canada
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Bering Sea
  • Arctic Ocean
  • Alaska
  • Hudson Bay
  • Northwest Territories
  • Danish Island (Can.)

Form/Genre

  • Maps
  • Photographic print

ID Number

2005-8623

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Map; Medium: Photographic print

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