Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935)
Osman, 'our best sledge dog' 1911
Toned silver bromide print | 38 x 27.5 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2580028
Photograph of Osman, facing three-quarters left.
Osman, like most of Scott’s sledging dogs, survived the expedition. Unlike his rival Amundsen, Scott did not use dogs on the final trek to the South Pole but instead relied on manpower to haul the heavy sledges. Osman was later taken by the dog handler Dimitri Gerof to New Zealand, where he lived out a happy retirement.
ProvenancePresented to King George V, 1914
Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935) (photographer)
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