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

Hussey (meteorologist) (1891-1964) and James (physicist) (1891-1964), in the 'Rookery', midwinter 1915


Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V


The scientific laboratory, nicknamed the Rookery, with Hussey (left) examining the anemometer and James (right) removing rime from the dip circle. Hussey and James were prime examples of Shackleton’s selection process; James was recruited because he could sing, and Hussey because (according to Shackleton) he looked ‘funny’.

Silver bromide print

15.5 x 20.5 cm