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Foam Magazine

Issue #33/ Trip / Nils Strindberg

S.A. Andrée Arctic Balloon Expedition

In 1897 an expedition of three aeronaut explorers took off from Spitsbergen aboard an aerostatic balloon, aiming to reach the North Pole. Nils Strindberg was the designated photographer. They never came back. More than thirty years later, in 1930, their remains were found by the crew of a Norwegian vessel on White Island, some 300 miles short of their destination, together with five rolls of exposed film.