Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
The look out platform at Ocean Camp Nov 1915
Silver bromide print | 15.3 x 20.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2580102
The Look out platform at Ocean Camp. [Photographs of scenes and incidents in connection with the happenings to the Weddell Sea Party, 1914, 1915, 1916] Nov 1915
Photograph showing three men (Shackleton first from the right) standing next to a tent from which a man is emerging. On a platform behind, a man looks through a pair of binoculars, while the Union Jack presented by the King flies above the Royal Clyde Yacht Club burgee behind him.
Shackleton wished to create a feeling of comfort and security while the party was camped on the ice. As well as a proper galley for the cook, they built a lookout platform as a focal point for the camp, and hoisted King George V’s Union Jack to keep up the men’s spirits.
ProvenancePresented to King George V by Sir Ernest Shackleton, 1917
- People involved
Medium & Techniques
Silver bromide print
15.3 x 20.5 cm (image)
29.2 x 37.7 cm (page dimensions)