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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Typical pack ice, Weddell Sea, lat. 62° 50' S. long. 17° 21' W

Overview

Creator: Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Creation Date: 
Dec 1914
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
15.0 x 20.2 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580053
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1917
Description:

Photograph of the pack ice as viewed through one of the masts of the "Endurance".

Hurley would have hauled both himself and a heavy camera high into the rigging to take this picture. The pack ice stretches out as far as the eye can see. It was described by Shackleton as 'a gigantic and interminable jigsaw-puzzle devised by nature'.

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Category: 
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