Various photographs of Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen lookin’ super foxy
And in addition to lookin’ super foxy, he fought for Russian famine victims and gave stateless refugees legal travel documentation. Why doesn’t the whole world know about this guy?
Wilson, Scott, Evans and Oates at the South Pole, January 1912. A blurry photo, with Bowers absent - rarely reproduced. Wilson and Scott appear to be laughing.
Source: ‘Race to the End’, Ross D. E. MacPhee, American Museum of Natural History, 2010.
The perfect antidote to the famously miserable “Standing Dead” photo: who says these men felt beaten at this point? Who says it? Evidently they found something to laugh about, even at this low point in their lives…
Wow. This is quite wonderful. :-)
this isn’t the final product, but i felt like i should show the progress of the unknown explorer. from this point i have to either do a:
-rubber mold, which would take forever and has a high chance of failure
-plaster mold, which has a high chance of failure
-make another one out of clay that is bigger and can be fired and glazed, but will take another two weeks to do
I don’t know what to do. but anyway
Any new guesses on who this handsome and famous antarctic explorer is?
I love his face! My gosh, I feel like I’ve seen that exact expression in a photo somewhere, I just can’t put my finger on it, and if I can’t put a name to that face that’s my fault…
Is he Tom Crean?
There’s a fine looking fellow. He looks suspiciously like Scott to me, but is that too obvious?
It’s a colorized Lewis Powell! And we’re just fine with that…
You’d never know this photo was taken over 150 years ago (with a little modern digital colorising). But … GUH!! He may have been a very bad boy (involved in the assassination of Lincoln), but I like muchly. Yes please.
The Victoria & Albert Museum