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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

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 37.8 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580039
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1914
Description:

This photograph records the achievement of reaching the South Pole. Scott stands with his men (from left to right: Lawrence Oates (1880-1912), Henry Bowers (1883-1912), Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912), Edward Wilson (1872-1912) and Edgar Evans (1876-1912) in front of the Union Jack given to him by Queen Alexandra. The men are all suffering from frostbite and malnutrition, and the physical exhaustion is apparent on their faces.

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