Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935)
Dr Atkinson and Clissold hauling up the fish trap, -40°C 28 May 1911
Silver bromide print | 43.7 x 61.0 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2580024
Dr Atkinson and Clissold hauling up the fish trap, -40?C 28 May 1911
Photograph of the surgeon, Dr Edward Atkinson (1881-1929), and the cook, Thomas Clissold (d.1963), hauling up a fish trap that has been set below the ice, where fish are able to survive. As the trap was brought out of the water into the air, the fish would have instantly frozen to death.
ProvenancePresented to King George V, 1914
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Hauling up the fish-trap. [The British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913 / photographs by H.G. Ponting, F.R.G.S.].