Images of Glaciers From C.U. Expeditions on Display

Striking images of various glaciers taken during Cornell expeditions to Greenland and Alaska from 1896 to 1911 have recently been digitized through a $40,000 arts college grant and are on display in the Mann Library gallery until early next year. The images in the exhibition, “Historic Ice: Alaska and Greenland’s Glaciers Through the Lens of the Cornell Expeditions 1896-1911,” were selected from a collection of over 2,000 photos from expeditions led by renowned geologist Prof. Ralph Stockman Tarr, dynamic geology and physical geography. Most of the photos, which will be on display until Jan. 31 next year, have not been seen in over 100 years, according to Prof. Matthew Pritchard, earth and atmospheric sciences. In addition to the photos from the expeditions that feature the glaciers and trip members, Cornell Archives also possesses some of the equipment used in the trips, with one of the cameras from the trip on display in the exhibit, according to Pritchard.