Bradford’s “Mark Twain” Scrapbook

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Arctic Visions, Bradford Scrapbooks | One Comment

Post submitted by Russell Potter, a contributor to the development of the Arctic Visions exhibition and this microsite. He teaches at Rhode Island College, where he is editor of the Arctic Book Review. His books include Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture, 1818-1875 (2007), and most recently a novel, Pyg: The Memoirs of a Learned Pig (2011).  The distinctive scrapbook employed […]

Old Dartmouth Lyceum Lecture Series at the New Bedford Whaling Museum

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in Arctic Visions, Old Dartmouth Lyceum | No Comments

Thursdays, September 19th, October 3rd & 24th, November 14th This year the Old Dartmouth Lyceum lecture series will focus around the exhibit Arctic Visions: “Away then Floats the Ice-Island”. Tickets are now on sale. See below for more information about the lectures and registration information. September 19th Russell Potter Frozen Zones: Bradford, Arctic Photography and nineteenth-century […]

“The Motliest-Looking Crowd That It Was Ever My Fortune To Encounter”: Photographs of Native North Americans in The Arctic Regions

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in Arctic Visions, Photography | 3 Comments

Submitted by guest blogger, George Schwartz. He is a doctoral candidate in American & New England Studies at Boston University. For twelve years he was as an Assistant Curator in the Maritime Art and History and Exhibitions and Research departments at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, where he contributed to a pair of Polar […]

Curator’s photographs from Greenland Voyage

Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Arctic Visions, Chasing The Light | No Comments

These photographs were taken by Arctic Visions: Away then Floats the Ice-Island curator Michael Lapides as part of the “Chasing the Light” voyage. The purpose of this voyage was to partially retrace Bradford’s 1869 voyage aboard the Panther. 

Dr. Isaac Israel Hayes and the Cruise of the Panther

Posted by on Apr 20, 2013 in Persons Represented | No Comments

Submitted by Douglas Wamsley, an independent scholar and attorney. He has written and lectured extensively on the history of nineteenth-century Arctic exploration. In 2009 he published  “Polar Hayes: the Life and Contributions of Isaac Israel Hayes, M.D.”  Dr. Isaac Israel Hayes (1832-1881) was an Arctic veteran when he was invited to join the 1869 voyage of […]