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"Walruses in Pool" August 1901, Watercolor by Russell W. Porter


"Walruses in Pool" August 1901, Watercolor by Russell W. Porter; Papers of Russell W. Porter, 1893-1949 (XRWP); National Archives and Records Administration.

Dated August 1901, this watercolor was painted by Russell Williams Porter, an artist and surveyer for the the Baldwin-Ziegler Polar Expedition of 1901. A veteran of six Arctic trips between 1894 and 1903, Porter left behind an impressive collection of paintings, drawings, notebooks, journals, and correspondence.
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