Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
The Elephant Island Party 10 May 1916
Silver bromide print | 13.4 x 20.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2580121
Photograph of twenty members of the Elephant Island party, all of whom face the viewer and wear beards.
This photograph of Shackleton’s crew, taken two weeks after the 'James Caird'’s departure, demonstrates their bedraggled state, their clothing and heavily bearded faces blackened by blubber smoke. The chimney of their boat shelter can be seen in the background. Frank Wild, who had been left in charge, is sitting second from the left, with a pipe in his mouth.
ProvenancePresented to King George V by Sir Ernest Shackleton, 1917
- People involved
Medium & Techniques
Silver bromide print
13.4 x 20.3 cm (image)
29.2 x 37.7 cm (page dimensions)