|Title||Explorer Richard E. Byrd visiting a girl in a Seattle hospital, May 1946 |
|Caption||The legendary naval aviator and polar explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd undertook eleven expeditions from 1928 until 1955. His success in the first flight over the North Pole in 1926 stimulated a great deal of support as well as financial assistance from the American public for his later flight explorations of Antarctica. In later life he led government expeditions including the largest U.S. Navy expedition at the time to Antarctica in 1946, the year in which this photo was taken.|
This photo of Admiral Byrd visiting a young girl in the hospital, possibly Seattle Children's Orthopedic Hospital, was in the same year in which he lead the largest U.S. Navy expedition at the time to Antarctica in 1946.
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Adm. R.E. Byrd.|
Caption information sources: South-Pole.com, European Sport Pilot Association Records.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): May 28, 1946.
|Subjects||Explorers--Washington (State)--Seattle; Hospital wards--Washington (State)--Seattle; Globes--Washington (State)--Seattle; Orthopedic braces--Washington (State)--Seattle; Sick children--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957 |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5G.221.3 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 glass negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |