Henry Robertson 'Birdie' Bowers (1883-1912)
The Polar party and their sledge 4 Jan 191217 Jan 1912
Silver bromide print | 27.5 x 38.0 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2580040
Photograph of Captain Scott's party walking on skis, harnessed to a sledge.
Before he left Antarctica, Ponting taught photography to other members of the team so that they could record the final trek to the Pole. This photograph, taken by Bowers, shows from left to right, Edgar Evans (1876-1912), Lawrence Oates (1880-1912), Edward Wilson (1872-1912) and Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912). They are crossing the Polar plateau, hauling their supplies behind them. The wheel on the back of the sledge measured the distance travelled.
ProvenancePresented to King George V, 1914
- People involved
Medium & Techniques
Silver bromide print
27.5 x 38.0 cm (image) (image)
32.3 x 42.3 cm (whole object)