VILHJALMUR STEFANSSON - AUTOGRAPH STATEMENT SIGNED 03/21/1935 - HFSID 299354
Handwritten manuscript expressing his opinion that "an adventure is a sign of incompetence"
Autograph Statement signed: "That an adventure is a/sign of incompetence is/the opinion of/Vilhjalmur Steffansson/New York March 21 1935", 5x3 card. Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879-1962), the Arctic explorer and scientist who spent a total of ten winters and seven summers exploring Canada's northern regions. Stefansson, referred to as the "Prophet of the North", covered a distance of nearly 20,000 miles in his travels on foot and by dogsled, living among and adopting the clothing and habits of the native Inuit people. Stefansson, who became a lecturer at Dartmouth in the 1930s and 1940s, did much to change the image of the Arctic through his lectures and writings, portraying the region as friendly and hospitable. Fine condition.
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