Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935)
Toned silver bromide print | 38.0 x 27.5 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2580029
Photograph of Vida. One of Scott’s favourite dogs, Vida suffered from a bad coat and would creep up to Scott for attention. Scott noted in his diary that initially the dog would growl at him but eventually his suspicion grew less: ’He is a strange beast - I imagine so unused to kindness that it took him time to appreciate it’.
ProvenancePresented to King George V, 1914
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"Vida". [The British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913 / photographs by H.G. Ponting, F.R.G.S.].