Henry Robertson 'Birdie' Bowers (1883-1912)
At the South Pole 18 Jan 1912
Silver bromide print | RCIN 2580039
The British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913 / photographs by H. G. Ponting, F. R. G. S.  18 Jan 1912
This photograph records the achievement of reaching the South Pole. Scott stands with his men (from left to right: Lawrence Oates (1880-1912), Henry Bowers (1883-1912), Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912), Edward Wilson (1872-1912) and Edgar Evans (1876-1912) in front of the Union Jack given to him by Queen Alexandra. The men are all suffering from frostbite and malnutrition, and the physical exhaustion is apparent on their faces.
ProvenancePresented to King George V, 1914
Henry Robertson 'Birdie' Bowers (1883-1912) (photographer)
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The British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913 / photographs by H.G. Ponting, F.R.G.S.