Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Typical pack ice, Weddell Sea, lat. 62° 50' S. long. 17° 21' W Dec 1914
Silver bromide print | 15.0 x 20.2 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2580053
Typical pack ice, Weddell Sea, lat. 62? 50' S. long. 17? 21' W Dec 1914
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'.
ProvenancePresented to King George V, 1917
Frank Hurley (1885-1962) (photographer) [Photographer who accompanied the Transantarctic Expedition 1914-16]
Medium & Techniques
Silver bromide print
15.0 x 20.2 cm (image) (image)
29.2 x 37.7 cm (page dimensions)