VILHJALMUR STEFANSSON - COLLECTION - HFSID 313387
Sale Price $270.00
VILHJALMUR STEFANSSON COLLECTION
Multi-frame collection of the famed explorer including 1 signed sentiment and 2 unsigned pieces; original news clipping and commemorative colored stamp. 3 pieces total in the collection.
Collection: 1) Autograph Sentiment Signed: "With Best Wishes/Vilhjalmur Stefansson," in blue ink, 6x3¼ card. Toned. Otherwise, fine condition. 2) Newspaper Article, unsigned. Sepia, 3¾x16. October 9 (no year). Newspaper clipping bearing image of an older Stefansson looking at a globe. Titled "Populate Alaska Stefansson Says". One-column article bearing byline of Helen Nolan Neb, Bethel Vermont. Toned. Image lightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition. 3) Stamp unsigned, Color, 1½x1. Un-cancelled 10-cent US postage stamp bearing Stefansson's likeness against an Arctic backdrop, issued on May 28, 1986. Overall, fine condition. Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879-1962) was an 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.
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