Else Bostelmann was the artist who created the iconic imagery depicting William Beebe’s record-breaking bathysphere dives off Bermuda in the 1930s. Although she has been largely relegated to history’s footnotes, the discovery of a cache of her works and papers provides some new insights into her life and the part she played in the history of deep-sea exploration.
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