The famous Fram, photographed on 17 May 1899. The National Library of Norway’s Flickr account has a series of photographs from Otto Sverdrup’s 1898-1902 expedition to Greenland and the Canadian Arctic.
National Library of Norway, bldsa_SVpos_0003
One of the Loening Amphibians used by the 1925 Macmillan-Byrd Expedition, at Squantum, Massachusetts. Chapter 8 of the book discusses the Canadian response to the expedition, which proposed to search previously unexplored Arctic areas using three aircraft such as this. By 1925, Canadian officials were far better prepared to react to threats to Arctic sovereignty than they had been just a few years earlier.
Photograph by Leslie Jones
Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection, 08_06_001830