Roald Amundsen


[Portrait of Roald Amundsen] is a photogravure carbon print by Pirie MacDonald. It is a portrait of a man in 3/4 profile with a prominent nose dressed in black. A maker's mark appears in the lower right corner of the image. Roald Amundsen (July 16, 1872-c. June 18,1928)

was a Norwegian explorer. He holds the distinction of being the first man to reach the South Pole and the first to reach both the North and South Poles. Amundsen also made the first crossing of the arctic with fifteen others in the airship Norge. Amundsen disappeared on a rescue mission in the Barents Sea and was presumed dead though his body was never recovered.

Date Made: 1918

Maker: MacDonald, PirieSubject: Amundsen, Roald

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: PortraitsMasculinityPolar Exploration


See more items in: Work and Industry: Photographic History, Photography, Art


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PG.004279.07

Object Name: photographObject Type: photogravurescarbon prints

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 19 1/2 in x 15 in; 49.53 cm x 38.1 cmimage: 13 in x 9 3/4 in; 33.02 cm x 24.765 cm


Record Id: nmah_1394195

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