October 17, 2003
Annals of Aviation

In July 1897, Solomon August Andrée and crew set off by hot-air balloon in an attempt to fly to the North Pole. They disappeared without a trace. Thirty-three years later, an expedition found the remains of the expedition, which had crashed three days into the trip. Among the wreckage, a camera. Hearst newspapers, which I think sponsored the trip, recovered the camera and developed the pictures; sorry they're just thumbnails. Thirteen vintage prints are for sale next week at Swann.

Posted by dbrown at October 17, 2003 12:32 PM
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