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First "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from CBS TELEVISION
Press Information Photo Division
Broadcast Date: November 12, 1957

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Click on photos for enlarged images. Additional photo information available by clicking on Originally from links below images. Photos acquired March 2008 and June 2009. Additional Tibet photos and FDR photo added March 2013.

 

Lowell Thomas on boat up Sepik River, New Guinea.
First "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: November 12, 1957

Lowell Thomas with head-hunters in New Guinea.
First "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: November 12, 1957

New Guinea Tribesmen & sometimes head-hunters.
First "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: November 12, 1957

Lowell Thomas with pioneer Artic explorers.
Left to right: Admiral Donald B. MacMillan,
Sir Hubert Wilkins, Peter Freuchen, Lowell
Thomas, Sr and Colonel Bernt Balchen.
Seattle-Tacoma Airport(?) flying to Elmendorf
Air Force Base, Alaska.
Second "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: December 23, 1957
Note Peter Freuchen's left foot which was amputated
by Eskimos when it froze during a north polar
dog sled expedition in the winter of 1921-22.
Also note Hubert Wilkins shoes.

Lowell Thomas with pioneer Artic explorers.
Left to right: Lowell Thomas, Jr, Colonel Bernt Balchen,
Lowell Thomas, Sr, Admiral Donald B. MacMillan
and Sir Hubert Wilkins.
Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.
Second "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: December 23, 1957
Note: Explorers Club Flag.

Lowell Thomas with Colonel Bernt Balchen,
first man to fly over North and South Poles.
Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.
Second "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from CBS TELEVISION
Photo Division Press Information
Broadcast Date: December 23, 1957
Note: Explorers Club Flag.

Lowell Thomas Jr and Sr at the "Top of the World".
In plane at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska.
Second "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: December 23, 1957
Note: Explorers Club and Adventurers Club Flags.

Admiral Donald B. MacMillan with Lowell Thomas.
In plane flying over North Pole.
Second "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: December 23, 1957

Lowell Thomas above Artic Circle.
At "Dew-Line" Radar dome (Northern Alaska?).
Second "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: December 23, 1957

Florence "Whiskey Johnny" Frisbie, born on
Puka Puka, subject of third "High Adventure
with Lowell Thomas" titled Danger Island.
More photo information, click link below.
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: January 19, 1958

Lowell Thomas crossing Equator aboard USS Point
Defiance on the way to Danger Island (Puka Puka).
Scientists observed October 12, 1957 solar eclipse.
Third "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Official U.S. Navy Photo
Broadcast Date: January 19, 1958

Lowell Thomas in front of a Nike-Asp rocket,
named "Sadie Thompson" after 1921 William 
Somerset Maugham title character in Miss
Thompson later retitled Rain, used for observing 
October 12, 1957 solar eclipse from Puka Puka.
Third "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: January 19, 1958

Danger Island (Puka Puka) Headquarters where
scientists went to observe October 12, 1957 
total solar eclipse. Official U.S. Navy Photo.
(Latitude 10° 55' S, Longitude 165° 50' W)
Third "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: January 19, 1958
Note: IGY Flag for International Geophysical Year
of 1957-58 and Explorers Club Flag.

Lowell Thomas with caravan horse.
Himalayas, Tibet.
"Tibet" Episode.
Fourth "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: February 25, 1958

Lowell Thomas leading caravan into Tibet.
"Tibet" Episode.
Fourth "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from CBS TELEVISION
Photo Division Press Information
Broadcast Date: February 25, 1958

LT accepts ceremonial gift from Rimshi Dote,
a Tibetan district governor.
"Tibet" Episode.
Fourth "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: February 25, 1958
Note: Rimshi Dote is nearly seven feet tall.

Lowell Thomas (center), injured in a Tibetan
horseback riding accident, returns home with
Lowell Thomas, Jr. (left) and is greeted by
Lowell's father, Dr. Harry G. Thomas. (right)
"Tibet" Episode.
Fourth "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from International News Photos
Date: October 16, 1949
LaGuardia Airport, New York.
Note: LT made a full recovery from this injury.

Lowell Thomas with Director Lee Robinson on
hunt for charlatan explorer Harold Bell Lasseter.
Famous Australian Ayres Rock in background.
"Australian Outback" Episode.
Fifth "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: March 24, 1958

Lowell Thomas with bushman Matt Savage on
hunt for charlatan explorer Harold Bell Lasseter.
Fifth "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: March 24, 1958

Lowell Thomas jeeps in Australian Outback on
hunt for charlatan explorer Harold Bell Lasseter.
"Australian Outback" Episode.
Fifth "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: March 24, 1958

Lowell Thomas with jungle adventurer
"Burma Jack" Girsham on Tiger hunt in India.
Sixth "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: April 19, 1958

Lowell Thomas riding camel in Morocco.
Producer Gilbert Ralston (?) in front of camel.
"Morocco" Episode.
Seventh "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
No additional photo information available.
Broadcast Date: May 28, 1958

Berber tribesmen parade for cameras.
Moroccan desert, north Africa.
"Morocco" Episode.
Seventh "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: May 28, 1958

Lowell Thomas at "Kasbah Taourirt".
Ouarzazate, Morocco, North Africa.
"Morocco" Episode.
Seventh "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: May 28, 1958

Morrocan terpsichore dancers.
Marrakech, Morocco, north Africa.
"Morocco" Episode.
Seventh "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: May 28, 1958

Morrocan terpsichore dancing girl.
Marrakech, Morocco, north Africa.
"Morocco" Episode.
Seventh "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: May 28, 1958

LT with his son, Lowell Thomas, Jr,
LT Jr's wife Tay and their daughter Ann.
"Alaska" Episode. Note Explorers Club of NY flag.
Eigth "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: October 8, 1958

Lowell Thomas with famed Alaskan bush pilot
Merrill Wien after Alaskan ice pack landing.
"Alaska" Episode.
Eigth "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: October 8, 1958

Lowell Thomas in front of Alaskan glacier.
Show devoted to America's last frontier.
"Alaska" Episode.
Eigth "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: October 8, 1958

Lowell Thomas with Alaskan Tlingit Indian Chiefs.
Preparing for age-old tribal rites and dances.
"Alaska" Episode.
Eigth "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: October 8, 1958

Lowell Thomas relaxes at Safari Base Camp.
Kasenyi, Uganda (formerly Belgian Congo), Africa.
"Mountains of the Moon" Episode.
Ninth "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: December 6, 1958

Lowell Thomas with African guide and
big game hunter Emil von Hipple.
On banks of Semliki River, Congo, Africa.
"Mountains of the Moon" Episode.
Ninth "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: December 6, 1958

Lowell Thomas with remains of a rhinoceros.
Nairobi, Kenya.
Tenth "High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from CBS TELEVISION
Press Information Photo Division
Broadcast Date: January 22, 1959

Lowell Thomas with part of his hat collection.
In storage building on his estate near Pawling, NY.
"High Adventure with Lowell Thomas"
Originally from Campbell Ewald Company, Inc.
Broadcast Date: March 27, 1959

Lowell Thomas with Senator James Pope (middle)
and President Franklin Roosevelt (right).
LT's Nine Old Men baseball team defeats
President's New Deal Purgers in annual charity game.
Source: Unknown archival news photo.
Date: August 21, 1938
Hyde Park/Quaker Hill, New York.
Note: Pawling Chronicle covered the 1936 game.

Lowell Thomas with Mike Douglas.
"Mike Douglas Show"
Click on photo to read caption below photo.
Broadcast Date: November 15, 1971



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