Bummer

1915

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V, 1917

 

This affectionate portrait shows Bummer. Shackleton wrote ‘I do not know who had been responsible for some of the names, which seemed to represent a variety of tastes’. Bummer survived with the majority of the dogs until early 1916, when they were shot because of shortage of food.


Silver bromide print

20.3 x 15.3 cm

RCIN 2580065