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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Samson at the entrance of his dogloo

Overview

Creator: Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Creation Date: 
Feb 1915 - Mar 1915
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
15.4 x 20.5 cm (image)
RCIN 
2580063
Acquirer: King George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V, 1917
Description:

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.

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