National Geographic : 1936 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE © Ellsworth Antarctic Expedition TO ENTER THIS TENT ON THE ICE ONE MUST CRAWL ON ALL FOURS Ellsworth demonstrates the "bellows sleeve entrance" which kept snow and wind from getting inside. The sleeve also made it awkward for the explorers to enter (page 20). The floor cloth of the tent was sewed to the sides and ends, also to exclude wind and snow. The picture, taken on Dundee Island the day preceding the final take-off, shows Hollick-Kenyon on the left. © Ellsworth Antarctic Expedition SHIPPING CARGO FOR THE UNKNOWN On the wing of the PolarStar are the reindeer sleeping bags of Lincoln Ellsworth and Herbert Hollick-Kenyon. The box contains a primus stove which burns vaporized gasoline, and several days' rations. Stored in the airplane are three months' emergency rations. Since the skis were not stream-lined, they slowed the normal cruising speed, 150 miles per hour, to about 116.