The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography

Samson at the entrance of his dogloo

February-March 1915

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V, 1917


Samson, the second heaviest of the sledge dogs, almost dwarfed the smallest men on the ship. After Endurance became trapped in the ice, the dogs were disembarked and installed in new accommodation, ’dogloos’, on the ice. The men who would take part in the crossing of Antarctica could now start to train their dog teams.

Silver bromide print

15.4 x 20.5 cm

RCIN 2580063