“Adventure is just bad planning": Rare Signed Photograph of heroic expedition leader Roald Amundsen, the first explorer to reach both the North and South Poles

  • Roald Amundsen Signed Photograph.
  • Roald Amundsen Signed Photograph.

Roald Amundsen Signed Photograph.


Item Number: 64007

Sepia tone photograph of heroic expedition leader Roald Amundsen in arctic gear. Boldly signed by Roald Amundsen on the lower right corner. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The photograph measures 7 inches by 10 inches. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches by 18.5 inches. Photographs signed by Amundsen are rare.

Roald Amundsen was a key expedition leader throughout the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration and the leader of the Antarctic Expedition of 1910–12, which was the first to reach the South Pole. In 1926, he became the first explorer to lead an air expedition to the North Pole, making him the first person, without dispute, to reach both poles. He is also known for leading the first expedition to traverse the Northwest Passage (1903–06) in the Arctic. In June 1928, while taking part in a rescue mission for the airship Italia, Roald Amundsen's plane disappeared, ending his epic and heroic career.

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