Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014
In the 'Ritz', the work room of the Ship
Photograph of members of the party engaged in various scientific and other tasks. Includes are Leonard Hussey (1891-1964) in the lower right foreground; Reginald James (1891-1964) behind; and on the left planing a piece of wood is Frank Wild (1873-1939), smoking a pipe.
During the working day, the crew of the Endurance undertook a variety of activities, including carpentry and scientific experimentation. Three of the men are reading, and Perce Blackborrow (1894-1949), the young Welsh stowaway, can be seen on the left hefting a block of ice to melt for drinking water.