National Geographic : 1935 Oct
©Byrd Antarctic Expedition TO HOMING AVIATORS BACK FROM LONG FLIGHTS OVER UNKNOWN WASTES, LITTLE AMERICA WAS AWELCOME SIGHT A new and larger "city" sprang up around the original village, marked by wireless towers, hurriedly abandoned bythe first expedition. Little America rested on the ice, close to the Bay of Whales, an inlet in the Barrier from the Ross Sea, waters of which glint in the sunlight (right background). The bay, still frozen when this picture was taken, is outlined by the parallel ice cliffs which lead across from the northern, or right side. The Barrier ice, many hundreds offeetthick, was found bythe expedition to be aground on submerged peaks on the western (upper) and eastern (lower) sides of the bay (see illustrations, pages 440, 442, and 443).