Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Samson at the entrance of his dogloo Feb 1915Mar 1915
Silver bromide print | 15.4 x 20.5 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2580063
Samson, a sledge dog, stands chained at the entrance of a 'dogloo' on the ice.
Samson, the second heaviest of the sledge dogs, almost dwarfed the smallest men on the ship. After Endurance became trapped in the ice, the dogs were disembarked and installed in new accommodation, ’dogloos’, on the ice. The men who would take part in the crossing of Antarctica could now start to train their dog teams.
ProvenancePresented to King George V, 1917
Frank Hurley (1885-1962) (photographer)
Medium & Techniques
Silver bromide print
15.4 x 20.5 cm (image) (image)
29.2 x 37.7 cm (page dimensions)