Hauling up the James Caird at Elephant Island

15 April 1916

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V, 1917


The James Caird was the first of the three boats to beach at Cape Valentine. Her crew included the Welsh stowaway Blackborrow, who had been promised the honour of landing first, but was unable to walk on his frostbitten feet.

Silver bromide print

13.0 x 20.4 cm

RCIN 2580105