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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Forestalled. Amundsen's tent at the South Pole

Overview

Creator: Henry Robertson 'Birdie' Bowers (1883-1912) (photographer)
Creation Date: 
18 Jan 1912
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
27.5 x 38.0 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580038
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1914
Description:

Photograph of Scott's party at Amundsen's tent at the South Pole. (from left to right are): Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912); Lawrence Oates (1880-1912); Edward Wilson (1872-1912) and Edgar Evans (1876-1912).

This photograph shows the dejection of the team as they explore the tent left by Roald Amundsen, who reached the South Pole on 14 December 1911, thirty-five days before Scott. There is a Norwegian flag at the top of the tent; inside, Scott found a letter recording their achievement, left by Amundsen in case he did not return safely.

Further details

Category: 
Photographs