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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Dawn of 1915

Overview

Creator: Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Creation Date: 
1 Jan 1915
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
14.7 x 20.1 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580054
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1917
Description:

Photograph of the view from Endurance taken just after midnight with ice floes in the sea and an iceberg in the background.

A peaceful start to 1915. Worsley recalled in his diary the loud ringing of the ship’s bells to herald the New Year. As the Endurance was south of the Antarctic circle, midnight of the New Year would have been celebrated in the light of day.

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Category: 
Photographs