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

In the 'Ritz', the work room of the Ship

Midwinter 1915

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V


During the working day, the crew of the Endurance undertook a variety of activities, including carpentry and scientific experimentation. Three of the men are reading, and Blackborrow, the young Welsh stowaway, can be seen on the left hefting a block of ice to melt for drinking water.

Silver bromide print

15.3 x 20.3 cm