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Arcturus Expedition illustrations, 1925


Scope and Contents

The Arcturus Expedition is considered the DTR’s first official oceanographic expedition. In 1925, the staff embarked on a six-month cruise aboard the Arcturus to investigate the Sargasso Sea in the North Atlantic Ocean and the Humboldt Current in the Pacific Ocean. Additional work was conducted in the Hudson Canyon (or Hudson Gorge, as the DTR referred to it), off the coast of New York. This subseries includes illustrations known to be by Isabel Cooper, Donald Dickerman, Dwight Franklin, and Helen Damrosch Tee-Van. Among this subseries are four paintings on board by Franklin of a volcano eruption on Albermarle (Isabela) Island in the Galápagos.


  • 1925

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From the Collection: 21.9 cubic feet (45 flat boxes )

From the Collection: 1 linear feet (2 Hollinger boxes, 1 half-Hollinger box)

From the Collection: 7 Items (Oversize items in map case drawers)

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Repository Details

Part of the Wildlife Conservation Society Archives Repository

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