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

May-16

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V

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This photograph of Shackletonís crew, taken two weeks after the James Cairdís departure, demonstrates their bedraggled state, their clothing and heavily bearded faces blackened by blubber smoke. More