Portrett av Fridtjof Nansen, 1896
Tittel / Title: Portrett av Fridtjof Nansen.Motiv / Motif: Fridtjof Nansen på ski utenfor F. Jacksons hytte i Elmwood. Slik så han ut da han uventet traff F. Jackson..Ett av bildene fra ekspedisjonen med polarskipet Fram mot Nordpolen i perioden 24 juni 1893 til 13 august 1896. Etter planen skulle skipet drive i isen med havstrømmer fra Sibirkysten over Nordpolen mot Grønland. I mars 1895 foretok Fridtjof Nansen sammen med en ledsager en hasardiøs skiferd med hundesleder i forsøket på å komme til polpunktet..Dato / Date: 17. juni 1896.Fotograf / Photographer: Frederick Jackson (1860-1938).Sted / Place: Russland, Frans Josefs Land, Kap Flora .Eier / Owner Institution: Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway.Lenke / Link: nabo.nb.no/trip?_t=0&_b=NANSEN&_r=1049&_n=0&a... ( http://nabo.nb.no/trip?_t=0&_b=NANSEN&_r=1049&_n=0&_q=10&_l=www_l ) .Bildesignatur / Image Number: no-nb_bldsa_3c109
Fridtjof Nansen (10 October 1861 – 13 May 1930) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In his youth a champion skier and ice skater, he led the team that made the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888, cross-country skiing on the island, and won international fame after reaching a record northern latitude of 86°14′ during his North Pole expedition of 1893–96. Although he retired from exploration after his return to Norway, his techniques of polar travel and his innovations in equipment and clothing influenced a generation of subsequent Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. The National Library of Norway's collection is a vast treasure chest of information and experiences about Norway, Norwegians and Norwegian culture and history. And as the Norwegians have been and still are a travelling people, the collection is supplemented from the world at large. You can find unique collections of manuscripts, special collections of books, music, radio and TV programs, film, theatre, maps, posters, pictures, photographs and newspapers.