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

Dawn of 1915

1 January 1915

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V, 1917


A peaceful start to 1915. Worsley recalled in his diary the loud ringing of the ship’s bells to herald the New Year. As the Endurance was south of the Antarctic circle, midnight of the New Year would have been celebrated in the light of day.

Silver bromide print

14.7 x 20.1 cm

RCIN 2580054