Photograph Index for Book "Antarctica's
MEMOIRS OF THE FIRST AMERICAN WOMAN TO SET FOOT ON THE ANTARCTIC CONTINENT
(NOTE NEW SUBTITLE TO
Edith M. "Jackie" Ronne
NEW (Author Photo for Back Cover or inside dust
- In very front of book or on inside cover.
Photograph of Jackie taken at the Base in
Map of Antarctica with main international bases.
Photograph of Jackie taken in cap and gown for college graduation
Finn had been a member of the Second Expedition of Admiral Richard Byrd in
1933-35, as well as the American Antarctic Service Expedition 1939-41, prior
to meeting Jackie.
Jackie and Finn at their wedding in Chevy Chase, Maryland on March 18,
1944. Fellow Antarctic explorer Carl Eklund was best man and Bettie
Earle, who introduced them, was maid of honor.
The newly-weds begin making plans for the
expedition in their small Washington, D.C. apartment
Loading Norseman aboard ship at
Beaumont, Texas shipyard; it crashed on the deck and was replaced in Panama.
Loading ship at shipyard in Beaumont, Texas
74Finn loading the dogs on the ship in Beaumont
70The citizens of Beaumont gave the expedition a grand farewell
celebration, complete with live radio broadcast.
Port of Beaumont sails from Beaumont, Texas, down the Neches River
(NEW PHOTO; use in exhibit and Boy Scout Site)
The Port of Beaumont heads out to sea.
some of the crew watches as the ship sails.
Group onboard Port of Beaumont near Panama ( l to r: Sig Gutenko, Larry
Fiske, Finn Ronne, Chuck Adams, Jackie Ronne, Chuck Hassage, and Andy
Jennie Darlington and Jackie Ronne aboard ship on way south
Jennie and Harry Darlington NEW
Finn and Jackie working in their stateroom aboard ship, Port of Beaumont
Finn and Jackie on the fantail of the Port of Beaumont, with the Explorer's
Aerial view of Stonington Island showing
Base and ship anchored in Back Bay cove NEW
Base including the machine shop, the main bunkhouse, and our hut.
Vandalism found at Base upon arrival
Ship anchored in Back Bay Cove
with glacier and mountains in background
Jackie posed for a formal portrait, as did every expedition member.
Adelie penguins near base.
Unloading with visiting British ships
Fitzroy and Trespassy in background
Ronne Base from the air
Harcly Peterson releasing a balloon
from the meteorological tower NEW
secret U.S. Post Office set up in Antarctica. Finn poses for secret
photo taken by Jackie, to establish existence of post office, for potential
future land claims..
cover showing the "Oleona Base" cache. March 12, 1947, was the opening
date of the post office and Finn's Postmaster Certificate.
Finn and Jackie with white
huskie puppy, Kasco NEW
Sig Gutenko and Jackie in galley wrapping pemmican that he made for trail parties.
Bob Nichols, Finn and Captain Ike
Schlossback planning a field party to King George VI Sound
Jackie working on articles about the expedition for the North American
Newspaper Alliance while Finn plots aerial flights into the unknown.
Jackie passed her free hours knitting with supplies she picked up in Chile.
17Jackie tended to normal activities,
like making coffee on the primus stove and relaxing with a cigarette in her
McClary and Art Owen relaxing in the bunkhouse. NEW
Peterson and Fiske under plastic dome taking the wind velocity
Finn, Nelson McClary and Woodie lashing
sleds in the Machine Shop NEW
British Leader K.S. Pierce-Butler having dinner with us.
Discussing trail and flight plans in our hut
– top row: Fiske, Finn, Peterson; front row: Latady, McLean, Ike, Thompson,
Nichols and Dodson NEW
Finn discussing flight plans with Ken Butler, leader of nearby British "E" base,
posing by Beechcraft plane “Ed Sweeney.” NEW
Jackie and Finn posed in front of Beechcraft while out skiing.
Jackie washing clothes on stove with underwear drying on line above
Jackie and Finn peer out of the window in the passageway between their hut
and the main bunkhouse.
Peterson recovering from his near fatal fall down a crevasse.
Harry Darlington NEW
Finn saying goodbye and good luck to Bob
Nichols at the start of his sledge trip down the coast.
Our little “Necessary House” on the hill
with Science Building on right. NEW
Our two Air Force Pilots, Lassiter and Adams
in front of Norseman plane. NEW
The three British airmen rescued after their
plane crash stand between Finn and Ken Butler – Reg Freeman, Navigator;
Bernard Stonehouse, Co-pilot; and W.H. Thomson, Pilot
Radio Operator, Lawrence Kelsey in our radio
by dog sled
Weasel (with Beaumont sign) takes gasoline drums to planes for fueling.
The Norseman and the Beechcraft planes land at field camp.
Bill Latady operating the trimetrogon cameras in
flight in Beechcraft. NEW
discovered hundreds of square miles of previously unseen and uncharted
territory. Here are sample of photos taken from the trimetrogon
cameras: mountains, glaciers, open water leads and ice fields.
Andy Thompson analyzing seismograph sheet
for possible earthquakes. NEW
Finn and Jackie skiing around the base and on the glacier.
Adelie penguin rookery
Overview of base with planes.
Geologists Bob Dodson and Bob Nichols study rocks in the field
71 Smitty (second from
right) and Art Owen (right) at their farthest south on the Ronne / Weddell
19Finn’s birthday party in the Ronne's hut.
Christmas Dinner. The Ronnes invited
the Britishers to join the celebration.
Dodson and Nichols return from their 3-month
geological trip. NEW
Our cook, Sig Gutenko, serves up fresh pies
Chuck Adams, Jimmy Robertson and Chuck Hassage celebrate New Year's
Loading planes onto ship for return journey.
Cdr. Gerald Ketchus USN Commander of Task
Force #39 consisting of the Navy Icebreakers Burton Island and Edisto visit
Jackie and Finn going aboard the Burton
Island Icebreaker for dinner.
Port of Beaumont arrives in New York
The Ronne expedition's arrival in New York
Greeting well-wishers on arrival in
The NY boy scouts well home fellow boy scouter Art Own, center.
Delete this photo from BSA website and use this new
The entire expedition group, minus the Darlingtons and Jorge DiGeorgio,
pose on the deck of the ship upon return to New York. Standing:
Ike Schlossback, Dr. Don McLean, Capt. James Lassiter, Chuck Hassage, Larry
Fiske, Commander Finn Ronne, Jackie Ronne, Ernest "Woodie" Wood, Bill Latady,
Jimmy Robertson, Bob Nichols, Harcly "Pete" Peterson, Sig Gutenko.
Kneeling: Chuck Adams, Bob Dodson, Walter "Smitty" Smith, Nelson "Mac"
McClary, Art Owen, and Andy Thompson.
Jackie and Finn's first lecture trip was to Norway, Finn's native country.
Daughter Karen was born in 1951.
Jackie points to map where Finn named newly discovered land "Edith Ronne Land", later named "Ronne
Ice Shelf," after her.
Jackie and Finn toured around the US and
Europe, lecturing about their experiences.
Finn and Jackie at South Pole in December 1971 with Commanding Officer
Admiral Leo McCuddin.
Jackie in an ice cave in 1971.
Jackie returned to Stonington Island
Base in 1995. USE THIS SOMEWHERE. COVER?
Jackie shows daughter Karen around the base. Here, they pose in front
of the Ronne Hut.
Jackie lectured on board tourist cruises to the Antarctic.
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