Wednesday, May 13, 2009

emperor of the North

This is a photograph of my great-grandfather, Lionel William Taylor Winship, in his North Pole gear. We think that he left Spitsbergen, Norway, in September of 1897. So far I haven't been able to find a record of a North Pole expedition of that year including his name, but maybe he was one of many on board some ship? An interesting family mystery to unravel. Any ideas beyond Google search of where I might look would be greatly appreciated. He sure looks spiffy, doesn't he?

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