Vintage portrait photo circa 1890s of Norwegian Arctic explorer, scientist, diplomat and humanitarian Fridtjof Nansen (1861 - 1930). Nansen gained fame in the 1880s for leading the first crossing of Greenland by ski and in the 1890s for his North Pole expedition aboard the Fram in which he reached the farthest northern latitude that had ever been attained at that time. He was also a noted zoologist and oceanographer and in later life became a distinguished diplomat. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 for his work helping refugees as a League of Nations High Commissioner. Photo by Bain News Service.