National Geographic : 1936 Jul
MY FLIGHT ACROSS ANTARCTICA 27 Photograph courtesy Discovery Committee Colonial Office LITTLE AMERICA, 1936: A JUMBLE OF MASTS AND POLES ON A FIELD OF SNOW Taken upon the arrival of the party from the Discovery II, this picture gives an idea of how the village looked when Ellsworth and Kenyon came upon it after trudging from their abandoned plane. Under the snow is a labyrinth of rooms and passages constructed by Admiral Byrd's expeditions. Projecting stovepipes made it possible to find the underground rooms. © Ellsworth Antarctic Expedition THE "KEY TO THE CITY" AT LITTLE AMERICA WAS A SHOVEL Here is the shaft, leading to the old radio shack, dug in the snow by Ellsworth and Kenyon. In this building, lined with bunks, they kept house for a month (see page 31).