Leo Hansen and Knud Rasmussen
Form/Genre: Photographic print
Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Science Service Records, Record Unit 7091, Box 409, Folder 2
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At the invitation of the Danish Legation, Lee Hansen (left), photographer of Rasmussen's expeditions, and Knud Rasmussen visit Washington, D.C.
- Hansen, Leo
- Rasmussen, Knud 1879-1933
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- 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.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Science Service Records, Record Unit 7091, Box 409, Folder 2
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