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Leo Hansen and Knud Rasmussen

Creator:
Unknown
Title:
Leo Hansen and Knud Rasmussen
Creator:
Hansen, Leo
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Date:
1924
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 will always be 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.
Summary:
At the invitation of the Danish Legation, Lee Hansen (left), photographer of Rasmussen's expeditions, and Knud Rasmussen visit Washington, D.C.
Contained in:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Science Service Records, Record Unit 7091, Box 409, Folder 2
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Topics:
Explorers, Photographers, Buildings, structures, etc
Subjects:
Hansen, Leo, Rasmussen, Knud 1879-1933
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Form/Genre:
Photographic print, Group, candid
Local Number:
2005-8649
Physical Description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Full Record:
https://siris-sihistory.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!11557~!0#focus
Leo Hansen and Knud Rasmussen, by Unknown, 1924, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 2005-8649.

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