Commodore Ellsworth P. Bertholf, USRCS & USCG 

A Historic Photo Gallery


A photo of Commodore E. P. Bertholf

No caption/date/photo number; photographer unknown.

Captain-Commandant Ellsworth P. Bertholf, USCG.


A photo of Commodore E. P. Bertholf

"The late [Commodore] E. P. Bertholf, former Commandant of the United States Coast Guard."; no date/photo number; photo by "Harris & Ewing, Washington, D.C."


A photo of Commodore E. P. Bertholf

No caption/date/photo number; photographer unknown.

A formal portrait of Bertholf, probably taken after he was appointed as the Captain-Commandant of the Revenue Cutter Service.


A photo of the Overland Relief Expedition

"As the stricken whaling crews await aboard their vessels, the desperately needed supplies are hauled over the frozen earth by members of the Revenue Cutter BEAR."; March, 1898; Photo No. 188-75; photographer unknown.


A photo of Commodore E. P. Bertholf

The officers of the Overland Relief Expedition.  From left to right: "Lt. E. P. Bertholf; Dr. S. J. Call; Lt. D. H. Jarvis."; no date/photo number; photo by W. H. Stalee [of] 1007 F. St., Washington, D.C."


A photo of Commodore E. P. Bertholf's Congressional Medal

A one-of-a-kind medal struck for and awarded to then-LT Ellsworth P. Bertholf, USRCS, for his work in the overland relief of whale-men and their ships who had become trapped in the ice at Point Barrow in the winter of 1897-1898. 


A photo of Commodore E. P. Bertholf's Congressional Medal

The reverse of Bertholf's Congressional Medal.

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