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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

The exhausted party on the beach at Cape Valentine, Elephant Island

Overview

Creator: Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Creation Date: 
15 August 1916
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
12.3 x 20.7 cm
RCIN 
2580107
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V by Sir Ernest Shackleton, 1917
Description:

This was the men’s first experience of dry land in nearly 500 days, after an exhausting six-day boat journey. Shackleton recorded the near-hysterical reactions of the men: 'They were laughing uproariously, picking up stones and letting handfuls of pebbles trickle through their fingers like misers gloating over hoarded gold'.

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