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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Preparing for the relief voyage to South Georgia

Overview

Creator: Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Creation Date: 
19-23 April 1916
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
13.2 x 20.5 cm
RCIN 
2580108
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V by Sir Ernest Shackleton, 1917
Description:

Photograph of two men in the 'James Caird', one of whom is seated and the other standing with a third figure standing in the background.

For Shackleton’s relief voyage to South Georgia the carpenter McNish went to work on the 'James Caird', the largest and most seaworthy of the three boats. He raised her sides and covered her over with a roof made from tent fabric to provide some shelter for the men crossing the southern ocean.

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Category: 
Photographs