Petty Officer Edgar Evans


Herbert Ponting

Presented to King George V


Petty Officer ’Taff’ Evans (1876-1912) was, along with Wilson, a veteran of Scott’s Discovery expedition. He was valued by Scott for his resourcefulness and strength. On the final trek to the Pole, he was responsible for the equipment, including the tents, sleeping-bags and sledges. Evans died at the foot of the Beardmore Glacier, having reached the South Pole with Scott and his companions.

Toned silver bromide print

45.6 x 33.4 cm

RCIN 2580036