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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

The inaccessible cliffs of Elephant Island

Overview

Creator: Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Creation Date: 
April-August 1916
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
13.4 x 20.6 cm
RCIN 
2580115
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V by Sir Ernest Shackleton, 1917
Description:

Photograph showing mountains seen across icy water.

With cliffs like these blocking their access to the interior of the island, Shackleton’s men had been lucky to come across the beach at Cape Wild, where they could make a safe camp

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Category: 
Photographs