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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

The Castle Berg with dog Sledge

Overview

Creator: Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935) (photographer)
Creation Date: 
17 Sep 1911
Materials: 
Carbon print
Dimensions: 
53.2 x 75.0 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580031
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1914
Description:

Photograph of ?Thomas Clissold (d. 1963), on a sledge pulled by a team of four dogs, in front of an iceberg.

This iceberg, which resembles a medieval castle, was greatly admired by members of the expedition. Ponting returned several times during 1911 to photograph it, including once in June, the middle of the Antarctic winter, when he set up flashlights to make an image. At its highest point the berg is around 100 feet high (30.5 m).

Further details

Category: 
Photographs