Jens Julius Øien - Laura på postkort
Den 3. mai 2012 fikk jeg dette bildet og bildet under vedlagt følgende e-mail:
I am from the UK but working in Oslo.
I was doing some research on the Internet to find out more about a polar item and I found your nice website.
I am interested in polar history and recently acquired the attached postcard (I also have an unused one). This card was posted from Tromsø in 1904 during the start of a hunting expedition to Spitsbergen, the East Coast of Greenland and Jan Mayen aboard the S/S Laura, as recorded in the biography that Magnus Giæver published in 1944 called "Turister og Jegere I Ishavet" and mentioned on your site.
The sender of the postcard, von Waldthausen, was a member of the expedition with your relative as the captain of the S/S Laura.
As I did not see this image on your site I have attached scans in case you find the card of interest!
Thank you Steve! My grandfather was Lauras skipper for several years.