Captain Scott's last birthday dinner

6 June 1911

Herbert Ponting

Presented to King George V, 1914

 

The men are celebrating Scott’s 43rd birthday - his last - on 6 June 1911. He sits at the head of the table, and is surrounded by the officers and senior members of the team. The only man looking at the camera is the Norwegian naval officer Tryggve Gran (1889-1980). The atmosphere is both festive and patriotic.


Toned silver bromide print

43.6 x 61 cm

RCIN 2580020