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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Dr Atkinson and Clissold hauling up the fish trap, -40°C

Overview

Creator: Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935) (photographer)
Creation Date: 
28 May 1911
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
43.7 x 61.0 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580024
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1914
Description:

Photograph of the surgeon, Dr Edward Atkinson (1881-1929), and the cook, Thomas Clissold (d.1963), hauling up a fish trap that has been set below the ice, where fish are able to survive. As the trap was brought out of the water into the air, the fish would have instantly frozen to death.

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Photographs