Alan Mays

Alan Mays

Posted on 07/30/2015


Photo taken on July 30, 2015


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The Norge to the North Pole Safety Matches

The Norge to the North Pole Safety Matches
"The Norge to the N. Pole. Safety matches. Made in Italy. S.A. Fabbriche Riunite Fiammiferi, Milano."

According to Wikipedia, "The Norge was a semi-rigid Italian-built airship that carried out what many consider the first verified overflight of the North Pole on May 12, 1926. It was also the first aircraft to fly over the polar ice cap between Europe and America. The expedition was the brainchild of polar explorer and expedition leader Roald Amundsen, the airship's designer and pilot Umberto Nobile and American explorer Lincoln Ellsworth, who along with the Aero Club of Norway financed the trip." For more information, see Wikipedia's Norge (airship) article.

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Your beautiful capture was admired in Historical & Architectural Gems.
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