Dr Atkinson and Clissold hauling up the fish trap, -40°C

28 May 1911

Herbert Ponting

Presented to King George V, 1914

 

The surgeon, Dr Edward Atkinson (1881-1929), and the cook, Thomas Clissold (d.1963),are hauling up a fish trap that has been set below the ice, where fish are able to survive. As the trap was brought out of the water into the air, the fish would have instantly frozen to death.


Silver bromide print

43.7 x 61 cm

RCIN 2580024