Publisher: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division
Map of Bryd’s Second Antarctic Expedition
Richard E. Byrd, having in 1926 become the first man credited with flying over the North Pole, set out on a series of expeditions to Antarctica. This map roughly charts the course of his second Antarctic expedition, in 1934. That it was published for popular consumption, and done so partially as advertisement for the General Foods Corporation ("makers of Grape-Nuts," as the caption notes), only underscores the general public interest in Byrd's ongoing adventures.