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

Saint

1915

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V, 1917

 

Shackleton took 69 dogs with him, of mongrel breed, and mostly mixed with wolf. Saint, who appears to be one of the exceptions, was put down in March 1915, suffering from appendicitis. Several of the dogs had to be put down for health reasons, often due to tapeworms or pneumonia.


Silver bromide print

20.2 x 15.3 cm

RCIN 2580064