Aacton Friis (1871-1939) was known especially as an
anthropologist and for his drawings. His task in the project at
hand was to describe the life of the islanders and the history of
each place in words and drawings. It was not to be a topographic
survey, more a sort of film of Danish island life.
Johannes Larsen (1867 - 1961) was able to portray the special
natural qualities of each island with his fine pen and ink
drawings, and the animal life around him.
There were sailing trips in all kinds of weather - trips that
live up to the words of the famous song about summer: "Showers that
come and that go - that's the Danish summer show." The following
pages tell more about the different trips, and give a taste of
Johannes Larsen's and Aacton Friis' drawings.
Trip in 1921
Trips in 1922
Trip in 1923
Trip in 1924