National Geographic : 1935 Jul
Photograph by Willard R.Culver LITTLE AMERICA BEHIND HIM, AND 4,000 GEOGRAPHIC MEMBERS BEFORE, ADMIRAL BYRD TOLD THE WORLD OFANTARCTICA The words of his modest report to the National Geographic Society (see text, page 108) were carried to millions of listeners over anational radio hook-up. Later Lieutenant Commander George O. Noville, U. S. N . R., introduced every man of the expedition personnel. ConstitutionHall, themagnificent Daughters oftheAmerican Revolution auditorium, has been the scene of few more brilliant spectacles. Flags of the several States flanked the stage,atthe back ofwhich were OldGlory and the emblem of The Society. As the United States Marine Band played "See! The Conquering Hero Comes," the monster StarSpangled Banner fluttered down from theceiling.