These snowshoes belonged to the American, Lincoln Ellsworth. They were part of his gear used on the 1926 expedition with the airship Norge. The snowshoes were manufactured by Abercrombie & Fitch Co. in New York, which was a major supplier of expedition equipment at that time.
Roald Amundsen’s snowshoes from the Norge-expedition are today a part of the collection of The National Nordic Museum, Seattle, USA.
Ellsworth using the snowshoes before the departure with the airship Norge, 1926. Photo: The Norwegian Polar Institute/ National Library
Ellsworth carrying the snowshoes on board the airship Norge, 1926. Photo: The Norwegian Polar Institute/ National Library