Operation Windmill Expedition Member with Penguin

ID: SIA2010-0646

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1947-1948

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-223, Box 1, Folder Photographs

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Summary

Image of an Operation Windmill expedition member standing near a penguin in Antarctica. Behind them is the Icebreaker USS Burton Island (AG-88), one of the two Icebreakers used during the expedition. Operation Windmill (1947-1948) was an expedition established by the Chief of Naval Operations to train personnel, test equipment, and reaffirm American interests in Antarctica.

Author

Unknown

Subject

Operation Windmill

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Image located in Robert B. Klaverkamp's collection. Klaverkamp, an enlisted Naval Correspondent, participated in Operation Windmill. Malcolm Davis, zookeeper at the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park, was also on the expedition and was assigned to the Icebreaker USS Edisto (AG-89) with the express purpose of collecting penguins, other birds, and leopard seals.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-223, Box 1, Folder Photographs

Contact information

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

Date

1947-1948

Restrictions

No restrictions

Topic

  • Animals
  • Ice
  • Research expeditions
  • Penguins
  • Snow
  • Icebreakers (Ships)
  • Scientific expeditions

Place

Antarctica

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Animal, candid
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2010-0646

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 5w x 4h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Animal, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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