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British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1912 and Herbert Ponting, At the South Pole

At the South Pole, January 18 1912

From: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1912 and From: Herbert Ponting

RA Collection: Art

Scott's expedition to Antarctica had been organised from the University Buildings of Burlington House (6 Burlington Gardens) through Lord Esher, Secretary to His Majesty's Office of Works. Scott describes his room becoming a 'veritable musum of curiosities: sledges, ski, fur clothing and boots were crowded into the corners, whilst the tables and shelves were littered with correspondence and innumerable samples of tinned foods.'
In a list of equipment required for the expedition Scott also mentions 'a photographic outfit'.

Object details

Title
At the South Pole
Photographed by
Date
January 18 1912
Object type
Photograph
Place of Publication
United Kingdom
Dimensions

313 mm x 411 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
05/482

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