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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Petty Officer Edgar Evans

Overview

Creator: Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935) (photographer)
Creation Date: 
Nov 1911
Materials: 
Toned silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
45.6 x 33.4 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580036
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1914
Description:

Photograph of Petty Officer ’Taff’ Evans (1876-1912) standing in full length in front of packing cases. He wears a sou'wester and fur lined gloves.

Evans was, along with Wilson, a veteran of Scott’s Discovery expedition. He was valued by Scott for his resourcefulness and strength. On the final trek to the Pole, he was responsible for the equipment, including the tents, sleeping-bags and sledges. Evans died at the foot of the Beardmore Glacier, having reached the South Pole with Scott and his companions.

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Category: 
Photographs