Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
The 'Dudley Docker' arrives at Cape Valentine, Elephant Island 15 Apr 1916
Silver bromide print | 15.4 x 20.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2580104
The First landing at Cape Valentine, Elephant Island. [Photographs of scenes and incidents in connection with the happenings to the Weddell Sea Party, 1914, 1915, 1916] 15 Apr 1916
Photograph showing two men standing in a boat touching land and a group of seven men helping out.
With food supplies dwindling during their stay at Patience Camp, Shackleton decided to take to the boats and head direct for Elephant Island, their nearest refuge where they finally made landfall on 15 April, soaked, frozen and racked with thirst.
ProvenancePresented to King George V by Sir Ernest Shackleton, 1917
- People involved
Medium & Techniques
Silver bromide print
15.4 x 20.6 cm (image)
29.2 x 37.7 cm (page dimensions)