Photo, Eivind Astrup

Objectnumber: RA 0673

Width photograph: 10.5 cm

Height photograph:  16.5 cm

Width frame: 20.0 cm

Height frame: 24.0 cm

Depth frame: 3.0 cm
Materials: glass, paper, metal

This photograph of Eivind Astrup is still in Amundsen’s study at Uranienborg.

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Book containing japanese newspapers

Objectnumber: RA 0328

Length: 54.0 cm

Width: 40.3 cm

Height: 3.3 cm

Materials: paper, newspaper

Book containing Japanese newspapers lying on the table in Roald Amundsen’s office.

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In the summer of 1926, Amundsen received an invitation from the Japanese newspaper Hochi-Simbun inviting him to give a lecture tour on his expedition with the airship Norge.
It was agreed that the tour should take place in summer 1927. Amundsen left Norway via Vancouver, Canada and on 9 June 1927, he boarded the ship the Empress of Asia heading for Yokohama.
After 11 days, Amundsen arrived in Tokyo. A large welcome party greeted him.  Later, he was invited to tea with the newly appointed Emperor Hirohito and his family, whom he also visited at the end of his tour.
The tour went on to visit the cities of Hamamatsu, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Nagoya, Sapporo, Aomori and Sendai before returning to Tokyo.
During his journey, Amundsen also visited the radio station JOAK, from where he spoke to the Japanese people.
Thousands arrived to hear Amundsen speak at many of his scheduled lectures. In several cities, the lecture was preceded by songs from local girls’ choirs. During this journey, Amundsen was overwhelmed with gifts, including a three-hundred-year-old armour, a saber, much porcelain, Japanese dolls and specially designed kimonos with patterns related to Amundsen’s life.
After a successful journey through the country, on 15 July Amundsen left Japan for Vladivostok. From there, he took the Trans-Siberian Railway through Russia and arrived in Norway in August.

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1872
Roald Amundsen born July 16
1880
Starts at Otto Andersen’s School
1886
Jens Engebreth Amundsen dies
1887 – 1889
Polar interest aroused
1890
Starting university
1893
Gustava Amundsen (née. Sahlqvist) dies
1893
Mountain ski tour with Urdahl and Holst
1894
Hunting in Arctic waters with the Magdalena
1895
Ship’s Officer’s exam
1896
Hardangervidda with Leon
1897 – 1899
Belgica expedition
1899
Cycling from Christiania to Paris
1900
Studying geomagnetism in Hamburg
1903 – 1906
Gjøa expedition
1907
Polar bears as draft animals
1908
Amundsen buys Uranienborg
1909
The North Pole reached?
1910 – 1912
Fram expedition
1914
Amundsen becomes a pilot
1916 – 1917
The polar ship Maud is being built
1918
Maud expedition
1922
Nita and Camilla move in
1923
Uranienborg for sale
1924
Amundsen goes bankrupt
1925
To 88 degrees north
1926
Norge expedition
1927
Lecture tour in Japan
1927
Book containing japanese newspapers
1928
Latham flight
1934 – 1935
Uranienborg becomes a museum
1938
Betty’s house burns down
2015
A chest full of photographs is discovered
2020
Roald Amundsen’s home goes digital

Japanese booklet

Objectnumber: RA 0622

Length: 18.5 cm

Width: 10.5 cm

Height: 1.0 cm

Materials: paper, fabric

Amundsen received this booklet visiting Japan in 1927. The booklet is a guide to the former Yamato-province, corresponding to present-day Nara-prefecture, close to Kyoto.

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1872
Roald Amundsen born July 16
1880
Starts at Otto Andersen’s School
1886
Jens Engebreth Amundsen dies
1887 – 1889
Polar interest aroused
1890
Starting university
1893
Gustava Amundsen (née. Sahlqvist) dies
1893
Mountain ski tour with Urdahl and Holst
1894
Hunting in Arctic waters with the Magdalena
1895
Ship’s Officer’s exam
1896
Hardangervidda with Leon
1897 – 1899
Belgica expedition
1899
Cycling from Christiania to Paris
1900
Studying geomagnetism in Hamburg
1903 – 1906
Gjøa expedition
1907
Polar bears as draft animals
1908
Amundsen buys Uranienborg
1909
The North Pole reached?
1910 – 1912
Fram expedition
1914
Amundsen becomes a pilot
1916 – 1917
The polar ship Maud is being built
1918
Maud expedition
1922
Nita and Camilla move in
1923
Uranienborg for sale
1924
Amundsen goes bankrupt
1925
To 88 degrees north
1926
Norge expedition
1927
Lecture tour in Japan
1927
Japanese booklet
1928
Latham flight
1934 – 1935
Uranienborg becomes a museum
1938
Betty’s house burns down
2015
A chest full of photographs is discovered
2020
Roald Amundsen’s home goes digital

Norwegian flag with bag

Objectnumber: RA 0531

Length: 400.0 cm

Width: 275.0 cm

Materials: jute, rope

A well-worn Norwegian ensign flag.

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1872
Roald Amundsen born July 16
1880
Starts at Otto Andersen’s School
1886
Jens Engebreth Amundsen dies
1887 – 1889
Polar interest aroused
1890
Starting university
1893
Gustava Amundsen (née. Sahlqvist) dies
1893
Mountain ski tour with Urdahl and Holst
1894
Hunting in Arctic waters with the Magdalena
1895
Ship’s Officer’s exam
1896
Hardangervidda with Leon
1897 – 1899
Belgica expedition
1899
Cycling from Christiania to Paris
1900
Studying geomagnetism in Hamburg
1903 – 1906
Gjøa expedition
1907
Polar bears as draft animals
1908
Amundsen buys Uranienborg
1909
The North Pole reached?
1910 – 1912
Fram expedition
1914
Amundsen becomes a pilot
1916 – 1917
The polar ship Maud is being built
1918
Maud expedition
1922
Nita and Camilla move in
1923
Uranienborg for sale
1924
Amundsen goes bankrupt
1925
To 88 degrees north
1926
Norge expedition
1927
Lecture tour in Japan
1928
Latham flight
1934 – 1935
Uranienborg becomes a museum
1938
Betty’s house burns down
2015
A chest full of photographs is discovered
2020
Roald Amundsen’s home goes digital

Key from Rouen, France

Objectnumber: RA 0070

Length: Key: 19.5 cm

Width: Key: 5.0 cm

Length: Ribbon: 41.0 cm

Width: Ribbon: 3.0 cm

Materials: bronze, silk fabric

Amundsen received this key during his visit to Rouen, France 1912.

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1872
Roald Amundsen born July 16
1880
Starts at Otto Andersen’s School
1886
Jens Engebreth Amundsen dies
1887 – 1889
Polar interest aroused
1890
Starting university
1893
Gustava Amundsen (née. Sahlqvist) dies
1893
Mountain ski tour with Urdahl and Holst
1894
Hunting in Arctic waters with the Magdalena
1895
Ship’s Officer’s exam
1896
Hardangervidda with Leon
1897 – 1899
Belgica expedition
1899
Cycling from Christiania to Paris
1900
Studying geomagnetism in Hamburg
1903 – 1906
Gjøa expedition
1907
Polar bears as draft animals
1908
Amundsen buys Uranienborg
1909
The North Pole reached?
1910 – 1912
Fram expedition
1912
Key, Rouen
1914
Amundsen becomes a pilot
1916 – 1917
The polar ship Maud is being built
1918
Maud expedition
1922
Nita and Camilla move in
1923
Uranienborg for sale
1924
Amundsen goes bankrupt
1925
To 88 degrees north
1926
Norge expedition
1927
Lecture tour in Japan
1928
Latham flight
1934 – 1935
Uranienborg becomes a museum
1938
Betty’s house burns down
2015
A chest full of photographs is discovered
2020
Roald Amundsen’s home goes digital

American flag with bag

Objectnumber: RA 0530

Length: Flag: 300.0 cm

Width: Flag: 157.0 cm

Length: Bag: 57.0 cm

Width: Bag: 34.0 cm

Materials: jute, rope

The flag is marked “U.S. ENSIGN No. 7 MARE ISLAND JULY 1919″

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1872
Roald Amundsen born July 16
1880
Starts at Otto Andersen’s School
1886
Jens Engebreth Amundsen dies
1887 – 1889
Polar interest aroused
1890
Starting university
1893
Gustava Amundsen (née. Sahlqvist) dies
1893
Mountain ski tour with Urdahl and Holst
1894
Hunting in Arctic waters with the Magdalena
1895
Ship’s Officer’s exam
1896
Hardangervidda with Leon
1897 – 1899
Belgica expedition
1899
Cycling from Christiania to Paris
1900
Studying geomagnetism in Hamburg
1903 – 1906
Gjøa expedition
1907
Polar bears as draft animals
1908
Amundsen buys Uranienborg
1909
The North Pole reached?
1910 – 1912
Fram expedition
1914
Amundsen becomes a pilot
1916 – 1917
The polar ship Maud is being built
1918
Maud expedition
1919
American flag with bag
1922
Nita and Camilla move in
1923
Uranienborg for sale
1924
Amundsen goes bankrupt
1925
To 88 degrees north
1926
Norge expedition
1927
Lecture tour in Japan
1928
Latham flight
1934 – 1935
Uranienborg becomes a museum
1938
Betty’s house burns down
2015
A chest full of photographs is discovered
2020
Roald Amundsen’s home goes digital

Photo, Amundsen meets aircraft specialists in Washington 1922

Objectnumber: RA 0352

Length: 37.3 cm

Width: 30.0 cm

Materials: glass, wood, paper

The photo is taken March 31st 1922 in front of the War Department in Washington.

From the left: Roald Amundsen, General Mitchell, Lieutenant Hawkins and engineer John M. Larsen

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1872
Roald Amundsen born July 16
1880
Starts at Otto Andersen’s School
1886
Jens Engebreth Amundsen dies
1887 – 1889
Polar interest aroused
1890
Starting university
1893
Gustava Amundsen (née. Sahlqvist) dies
1893
Mountain ski tour with Urdahl and Holst
1894
Hunting in Arctic waters with the Magdalena
1895
Ship’s Officer’s exam
1896
Hardangervidda with Leon
1897 – 1899
Belgica expedition
1899
Cycling from Christiania to Paris
1900
Studying geomagnetism in Hamburg
1903 – 1906
Gjøa expedition
1907
Polar bears as draft animals
1908
Amundsen buys Uranienborg
1909
The North Pole reached?
1910 – 1912
Fram expedition
1914
Amundsen becomes a pilot
1916 – 1917
The polar ship Maud is being built
1918
Maud expedition
1922
Nita and Camilla move in
1922
Photo, Amundsen meets aircraft specialists in Washington 1922
1923
Uranienborg for sale
1924
Amundsen goes bankrupt
1925
To 88 degrees north
1926
Norge expedition
1927
Lecture tour in Japan
1928
Latham flight
1934 – 1935
Uranienborg becomes a museum
1938
Betty’s house burns down
2015
A chest full of photographs is discovered
2020
Roald Amundsen’s home goes digital

Photo, overwintering in Framheim 1911

Objectnumber: RA 0351

Length: 22.5 cm

Width: 16.0 cm

Materials: glass, wood, paper

Group photo of the overwintering in Framheim 1911.

Jørgen Stubberud wrote a comment on the photo in Norwegian:

“Dete bilede blev tat under overvintringen i Framheim, 1911. Fra høire øverst ved bord Roald Amundsen, Jørgen Stubberud, Kristian Prestrud, Hjalmar Johansen. Øverst fra venstre Helmer Hansen, Oscar Wisting, Sverre Hassel, Olav Bjåland. Adolf Lindstrøm blev ikke med på bilede. Vi var i allt 9 mand i landparti som oppholt oss her et aar. Oslo 23-4-1945 Jørgen Stubberud.”

Translation: “The photograph was taken during the overwintering in Framheim, 1911. From the top right at the table Roald Amundsen, Jørgen Stubberud, Kristian Prestrud, Hjalmar Johansen. Top left Helmer Hansen, Oscar Wisting, Sverre Hassel, Olav Bjåland. Adolf Lindstrøm is not in the picture. We were a total of 9 men in the land party that stayed here one year. Oslo 23-4-1945 (April 4th 1945) Jørgen Stubberud .”

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Click on the logo to explore the photograph.
1872
Roald Amundsen born July 16
1880
Starts at Otto Andersen’s School
1886
Jens Engebreth Amundsen dies
1887 – 1889
Polar interest aroused
1890
Starting university
1893
Gustava Amundsen (née. Sahlqvist) dies
1893
Mountain ski tour with Urdahl and Holst
1894
Hunting in Arctic waters with the Magdalena
1895
Ship’s Officer’s exam
1896
Hardangervidda with Leon
1897 – 1899
Belgica expedition
1899
Cycling from Christiania to Paris
1900
Studying geomagnetism in Hamburg
1903 – 1906
Gjøa expedition
1907
Polar bears as draft animals
1908
Amundsen buys Uranienborg
1909
The North Pole reached?
1910 – 1912
Fram expedition
1911
Photo, overwintering in Framheim 1911
1914
Amundsen becomes a pilot
1916 – 1917
The polar ship Maud is being built
1918
Maud expedition
1922
Nita and Camilla move in
1923
Uranienborg for sale
1924
Amundsen goes bankrupt
1925
To 88 degrees north
1926
Norge expedition
1927
Lecture tour in Japan
1928
Latham flight
1934 – 1935
Uranienborg becomes a museum
1938
Betty’s house burns down
2015
A chest full of photographs is discovered
2020
Roald Amundsen’s home goes digital

Medal with portrait photo

Objectnumber: RA 0294

Materials: metal, fabric

Text: Nordvestpassasjens seierherre 8. November 1907 (The conqueror of the Northwest Passage November 8, 1907)

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1872
Roald Amundsen born July 16
1880
Starts at Otto Andersen’s School
1886
Jens Engebreth Amundsen dies
1887 – 1889
Polar interest aroused
1890
Starting university
1893
Gustava Amundsen (née. Sahlqvist) dies
1893
Mountain ski tour with Urdahl and Holst
1894
Hunting in Arctic waters with the Magdalena
1895
Ship’s Officer’s exam
1896
Hardangervidda with Leon
1897 – 1899
Belgica expedition
1899
Cycling from Christiania to Paris
1900
Studying geomagnetism in Hamburg
1903 – 1906
Gjøa expedition
1907
Polar bears as draft animals
1907
Medal with portrait photo
1908
Amundsen buys Uranienborg
1909
The North Pole reached?
1910 – 1912
Fram expedition
1914
Amundsen becomes a pilot
1916 – 1917
The polar ship Maud is being built
1918
Maud expedition
1922
Nita and Camilla move in
1923
Uranienborg for sale
1924
Amundsen goes bankrupt
1925
To 88 degrees north
1926
Norge expedition
1927
Lecture tour in Japan
1928
Latham flight
1934 – 1935
Uranienborg becomes a museum
1938
Betty’s house burns down
2015
A chest full of photographs is discovered
2020
Roald Amundsen’s home goes digital

Photo, Herman Gade

Objectnumber: RA 0066

Width photograph: 16.3 cm

Height photograph:  22.6 cm

Width frame: 26.5 cm

Height frame: 34.0 cm

Depth frame: 1,5 cm
Materials: glass, wood, paper

Herman Gade was Roald Amundsen’s best friend. They had contact most of their lives. Gade lived and worked in several places in America, both as mayor and consul in several cities, and as minister in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Gade was often visited by Roald Amundsen, who greatly appreciated his entire family. When Roald Amundsen went bankrupt, Herman Gade and Don Pedro Christophersen bought Amundsen’s properties in Svartskog, but still allowed Amundsen to live there.

After Amundsen disappeared in 1928, Gade gave Uranienborg to the Norwegian state and made sure that it became a museum. At the end of his life, Gade lived with his wife in the Château du Mesnil-Saint-Denis, outside Paris. He died in 1943.

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Click on the logo to explore the photograph.
1872
Roald Amundsen born July 16
1880
Starts at Otto Andersen’s School
1886
Jens Engebreth Amundsen dies
1887 – 1889
Polar interest aroused
1890
Starting university
1893
Gustava Amundsen (née. Sahlqvist) dies
1893
Mountain ski tour with Urdahl and Holst
1894
Hunting in Arctic waters with the Magdalena
1895
Ship’s Officer’s exam
1896
Hardangervidda with Leon
1897 – 1899
Belgica expedition
1899
Cycling from Christiania to Paris
1900
Studying geomagnetism in Hamburg
1903 – 1906
Gjøa expedition
1907
Polar bears as draft animals
1908
Amundsen buys Uranienborg
1909
The North Pole reached?
1910 – 1912
Fram expedition
1914
Amundsen becomes a pilot
1916 – 1917
The polar ship Maud is being built
1918
Maud expedition
1919 – 1928
Photo, Herman Gade
1922
Nita and Camilla move in
1923
Uranienborg for sale
1924
Amundsen goes bankrupt
1925
To 88 degrees north
1926
Norge expedition
1927
Lecture tour in Japan
1928
Latham flight
1934 – 1935
Uranienborg becomes a museum
1938
Betty’s house burns down
2015
A chest full of photographs is discovered
2020
Roald Amundsen’s home goes digital