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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

The Elephant Island Party

Overview

Creator: Frank Hurley (1885-1962)
Creation Date: 
10 May 1916
Materials: 
Silver bromide print
Dimensions: 
13.4 x 20.3 cm
RCIN 
2580121
Provenance: 
Presented to King George V by Sir Ernest Shackleton, 1917
Description:

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.

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