Operation Windmill Expedition Member Inside Building in Antarctica

ID: SIA2010-0650

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 a member of Operation Windmill standing inside a building in Antarctica. The man is surrounded by supplies. 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.

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.

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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 & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Research expeditions
  • Snow
  • Ice

Place

Antarctica

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2010-0650

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, Candid; Medium: Photographic print

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