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Picture Library catalogue: Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-1916

 

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There are 450 items in this collection, of which 150 are shown below. Use the navigation to view more pages.

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Husky dogs pulling a sledge

Record: P2001/86/147

Side view of dogs pulling a sledge with one man pushing.

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'Endurance'

Record: P2001/86/152

The Endurance lies frozen in pack ice.

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Blackborow and 'Mrs Chippy'

Record: P2001/86/153

Three-quarter length portrait of Perce Blackborow on board ship with a cloth on one shoulder, and McNish's cat (male) on the other.

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Shackleton examines the lead

Record: P2001/86/154

Shackleton looks down at a crack in the ice at the bow of the Endurance.

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The Endurance

Record: P2001/86/155

View across ice and a group of men and dogs towards the Endurance beyond.

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The Endurance

Record: P2001/86/156

View across ice towards the Endurance.

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The Endurance

Record: P2001/86/157

View across ice towards the Endurance frozen in pack ice.

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Martin

Record: P2001/86/158

Close-up of a dog wearing a harness.

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The Endurance

Record: P2001/86/159

View across heavily hummocked consolidated pack ice towards the Endurance beset in the distance.

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T. OrdeLees

Record: P2001/86/160

Head and shoulders portrait of Thomas Hans Orde-Lees.

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T. OrdeLees

Record: P2001/86/161

Three-quarter length portrait of Thomas Hans Orde-Lees leaning against a ship's compass (in binnacle) on deck.

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T. Green carving seal

Record: P2001/86/162

The Cook carves meat from a seal hanging from rope on the ship's deck. A cat, 'Mrs Chippy', is partially visible behind his legs, raising a paw towards the carcass.

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T. Green Carving seal

Record: P2001/86/163

The Cook carves meat from a seal hanging from rope on the ship's deck.

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V.H. Wordie

Record: P2001/86/164

Head and shoulders portrait of James Mann Wordie.

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Blackborow

Record: P2001/86/165

Three-quarter length portrait of Perce Blackborow on board ship with a cloth over his shoulder.

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Two men carrying ice

Record: P2001/86/166

Rear view of two men carrying a bucket of ice suspended from a pole resting on their shoulders. The bow of the Endurance frozen in ice beside them.

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Scissor-jawed fish, Weddell Sea

Record: P2001/86/167

Close-up of a fish (alepidosauridae) with a long jaw (closed). Head only in shot.

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Frank Hurley

Record: P2001/86/168

Hurley seated on a loaded sledge with binoculars in one hand. Two dogs lay at the head of the sledge.

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Soccer during a 'hold up'

Record: P2001/86/169

View from rear of goal posts towards group having a game of football.

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Frank Wild

Record: P2001/86/170

Head and shoulders portrait of Frank Wild in summer polar clothing (goggles, tunic with hood).

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Frank Wild

Record: P2001/86/171

Head and shoulders portrait of Frank Wild in winter polar clothing (windproof tunic and helmet).

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Six-month old pups

Record: P2001/86/172

A man stands on a lump of ice looking down on puppies. A sledge lies at right. A man decends the steps from the Endurance frozen in ice in the background.

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Boats being man-hauled over the ice

Record: P2001/86/173

A group of men pull a boat through rough ice. The masts of the submerged Endurance, and a group man-hauling a sledge, in the distance (drawing or painting).

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Portrait of Captain (unidentified)

Record: P2001/86/174

Full length portrait of ship's Captain on board ship.

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Elephant Island

Record: P2001/86/175

Rear view of a man stood on the shore smoking a pipe. Partially frozen sea in bay and mountainous coast beyond.

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South Georgia

Record: P2001/86/176

Men stood at side of ship. Mountainous coast of South Georgia in background.

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Mount Frank Houlder

Record: P2001/86/177

View of Mount Frank Houlder, the highest point on Elephant Island, with snow drift and ice.

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Whaling station, South Georgia (?)

Record: P2001/86/178

View across sea towards ships moored in harbour, smoke pouring from a funnel. Snow-covered mountains in background.

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The Endurance breaking up

Record: P2001/86/179

View across ice towards the masts and rigging of the Endurance as it is crushed by consolidated pack ice.

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Shelter, Elephant Island

Record: P2001/86/179a

A group dig out a hollow in a glacier overlooking a bay. Ice cliff of glacier in background.

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Men and boat on seashore, Elephant Island

Record: P2001/86/180

View across the shore of a man in a rowing boat at the shore line, and others on the beach adding to various piles of stores.

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Shackleton and Wild

Record: P2001/86/181

Shackleton (right) and Wild stand on ice wearing winter polar clothing.

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Wreck of the Endurance

Record: P2001/86/182

Shackleton (left) and Wild stand beside the wreck of the Endurance. Masts and rigging lie on or tilt towards the ground.

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Elephant Island

Record: P2001/86/183

View across ice floes at shore line towards mountainous coast.

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Men in a boat

Record: P2001/86/184

One man stands the other sits in a boat on ice. A third crawls into an upturned boat covered in canvas on the left, and a fourth stands in the background looking towards the snout of a glacier.

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Hurley securing film from aloft

Record: P2001/86/185

View looking up at Hurley sat on the topgallant yard of the Endurance, with a camera mounted on a tripod.

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Ernest Shackleton

Record: P2001/86/186

Head and shoulders portrait of Ernest Shackleton.

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Endeavouring to free the ship

Record: P2001/86/187

View of a group of men using poles to break up ice around the Endurance.

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Larsen Harbour

Record: P2001/86/188

View across calm waters and mountainous coast.

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Endeavouring to free ship

Record: P2001/86/189

Close-up of a group of men with ice-axes at the side of the Endurance.

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Sugar Top at Grytviken

Record: P2001/86/190

View from rocky shore over bay towards snow-covered mountainous coast.

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Seashore, South Georgia whaling station (?)

Record: P2001/86/191

View across shore strewn with decaying whale parts and bones. Whole carcasses float in the shallow water.

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Endeavouring to free ship

Record: P2001/86/192

A group of men use pick axes and poles to cut ice away from the bow of the Endurance.

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Edurance in ice

Record: P2001/86/193

The Endurance lies frozen in sea ice.

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Crab-eater seal

Record: P2001/86/194

Seal lies on the snow, facing camera.

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Man sitting on rock, South Georgia (?)

Record: P2001/86/195

Rear view of a man sitting on a rock in a stream looking over rocky ground and water towards an ice cliff.

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Mountain and Glacier

Record: P2001/86/196

View of glacier flowing down past mountain (possibly Geer Buttress and Hooke Glacier).

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Mountain and Glacier

Record: P2001/86/197

View of glacier flowing down past mountain (possibly Geer Buttress and Hooke Glacier).

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Mountain and Glacier

Record: P2001/86/198

View of glacier flowing down past mountain (possibly Geer Buttress and Hooke Glacier).

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Rock formation, South Georgia (?)

Record: P2001/86/199

View of rock with a hole running through. Body of water in the background.

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Rock formation, South Georgia (?)

Record: P2001/86/200

View across tussock grass towards rock with a hole running through. Body of water and mountainous coast in the background.

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Elephant seal, South Georgia (?)

Record: P2001/86/201

View of an elephant seal lying amongst tussock grass with mouth wide open.

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Seals, South Georgia

Record: P2001/86/202

Four seals lay in a line on the beach beside tussock grass. Ice wall in background.

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Water, sky and ice blink, South Georgia (?)

Record: P2001/86/203

View across ice towards the sea and white light on underside of low clouds.

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Elephant seal

Record: P2001/86/204

Close-up of seal in tussock grass with mouth wide open.

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Landscape, South Georgia (?)

Record: P2001/86/205

View across tussock grass and man reclining beside small pond, through valley towards snow-covered mountains beyond.

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Dousie Fell

Record: P2001/86/206

View across rocky shore across water towards snow-covered mountains.

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Seascape

Record: P2001/86/207

View across the sea.

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Pack ice

Record: P2001/86/208

View from on board the Endurance of open pack ice extending into the distance.

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Seascape

Record: P2001/86/209

View across the sea. The sun is coming out from behind a cloud.

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Seascape

Record: P2001/86/210

View across the sea, the sun behind cloud.

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Ship at sea in icy waters

Record: P2001/86/213

View across sea towards a ship steaming towards a harbour. Mountainous coast in background. Location unknown

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Parade

Record: P2001/86/214

Elevated view looking down at a crowd of people and parade of sailors gathered at the quayside looking towards steam ships and boats moored in the harbour. One of the ships is named 'Moravia'.

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Ship at sea

Record: P2001/86/215

Side view of a steam ship in calm waters.

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Men on boat, Punta Arenas

Record: P2001/86/218

A group of men in suits and one in uniform stand on the deck of a boat at Punta Arenas, most looking towards the camera. Identified are: Shackleton (back centre wearing low brimmed hat), Rowett (off centre, bowler hat and moustache), Worsley (back right, flat cap), Wild (bottom left, bare head).

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Nordenskjold Glacier, East Cumberland Bay

Record: P2001/86/219

Low angle view across melting ice in shallow water towards snout of glacier flowing into the sea.

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Rigging encrusted with rime

Record: P2001/86/220

Low angle night view looking up at the ship's rime-encrusted mast and rigging.

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A glimpse in the focstle

Record: P2001/86/221

Interior of ship. A group of men sit around table playing dominoes, a board game or looking at an atlas. Most smoke pipes. One is playing the mandolin in the background.

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Hurley giving a lantern chat

Record: P2001/86/222

Hurley stands beside a makeshift screen, others sit or stand to watch.

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Leith harbour whaling station

Record: P2001/86/223

Elevated view of buildings and moored ships in the harbour beyond.

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Obelisk

Record: P2001/86/224

An expedition member climbs half way up an ice formation.

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The Endurance

Record: P2001/86/225

View across heavily hummocked consolidated pack ice towards the Endurance beset in the distance.

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Gritviken whaling station

Record: P2001/86/226

View from the Endurance towards moored ships and buildings at the foot of snow-covered mountains. Smoke pours from chimneys.

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Full dog team

Record: P2001/86/227

Dog team harnassed to sledge and laying in the snow, with three expedition members.

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South Georgia

Record: P2001/86/228

View from tussock-covered rocks across bay towards islet and mountanous coast. Seals lie at the shoreline.

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Inside a kitchen

Record: P2001/86/229

Interior view of stove in centre of room with large chimney going through a hole in the roof.

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Lake, South Georgia

Record: P2001/86/230

Rear view of a man on a snow-covered slope looking towards a lake at foot of snow-covered mountains.

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Hurley with cameras

Record: P2001/86/231

Hurley sits beside a tent pitched on a slope, a wall of rocks built behind it. He has a camera on his knee, and another mounted on a tripod behind him. Mountain in background.

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Face Neumayer Glacier

Record: P2001/86/232

Elevated view looking towards the snout of a glacier flowing down a valley.

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Glacier

Record: P2001/86/233

Ice-cliffs of chaotically crevassed glacier snout flowing into the sea.

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Glacier and mountains

Record: P2001/86/234

View over chaotically crevassed glacier towards mountain range in background.

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Arrival at Puerto Arenas - Pardo and group of Chileans

Record: P2001/86/235

A group of men stand at the stern of a ship beneath a Chilean flag. The docks at Puerto Arenas in the background.

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All safe

Record: P2001/86/236

Rear view of a group stood at the shoreline on Elephant Island waving at an approaching small boat.

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Sea Elephant Rookery, Gold Bay, South Georgia

Record: P66/18/1

A group of Elephant seals lying on the shore, in the background are mountains lightly covered in snow.

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Approaching a high flat berg in the pack ice

Record: P66/18/10

View taken from the side of the ship of pack ice and a Tabular iceberg in the distance.

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A pinnacled glacier berg.

Record: P66/18/11

An iceberg in the shape of a pinnacle with pack ice behind it.

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Looking south over the frozen sea, January, 1915

Record: P66/18/12

Three men in the foreground stand on pack ice which is heavily hummocked and stretches away into the distance.

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"Endurance" waiting for the pack ice to open up

Record: P66/18/13

The sailing ship Endurance held fast in pack ice.

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How the pack ice breaks up

Record: P66/18/14

View of a man standing on pack ice with large cracks in the ice on either side. An iceberg is in the distance on the horizon.

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"Endurance" fast in the sea of ice

Record: P66/18/15

View of the ship Endurance held fast in consolidated pack ice which is heavily hummocked.

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Endeavouring to cut the ship out of the ice, February, 1915

Record: P66/18/16

Several men are trying to free the ship Endurance which is trapped in pack ice, by hacking at the ice with pick axes and long staves.

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Deck of the Endurance after a snowfall

Record: P66/18/17

View of the deck of the ship Endurance covered in snow. Dogs look out of the dog kennels which are situated along both sides. A man stands in the centre looking towards the camera. Piles of sledges, boxes and other equipment are covered in snow.

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Young Emperor penguin chicks

Record: P66/18/18

Group of young Emperor penguin chicks standing on the ice.

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A dog kennel made of snow and ice

Record: P66/18/19

A dog stands at the door way of a dog kennel on the ice, which is made of wood and covered in snow and ice. A metal chain is hanging from the dogs collar.

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Young King penguin

Record: P66/18/2

A young King penguin stands amongst tufts of grass.

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One of the dog team leaders

Record: P66/18/20

A dog sits at the door way of a wooden dog kennel on the deck of the ship. Another dog (out of focus) can be seen behind him.

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Another type of dog

Record: P66/18/21

Portrait of a dog wearing a leather collar (part of a sledging harness).

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The cinematographer (Hurley) at work

Record: P66/18/22

Frank Hurley stands on the ice with a camera on a tripod below the bow of the ship Endurance.

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A great serraced berg wedged in the pack ice

Record: P66/18/23

View of a large iceberg in consolidated pack ice. Two men can be seen at the base of the berg, one man prods at the ice with a stick.

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Ice conditions in August, 1915

Record: P66/18/24

View of a man standing with a sledge and dog team at rest on the ice. The view behind him is of a vast expanse of consolidated pack ice with the ship Endurance beset in the distance.

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A midsummer sunset, February, 1915

Record: P66/18/25

View of the ship Endurance in consolidated pack ice which is heavily hummocked. The clouds in the sky indicate a sunset.

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Return of the sun after the long winter darkness

Record: P66/18/26

The ship Endurance beset in consolidated pack ice with large blocks of ice in the foreground.

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Captain Worsley and R.James taking observations

Record: P66/18/27

Two men on the ice below the stern of the ship Endurance are taking observations. Captain Frank Worsley stands on the left holding an electric cable that powers a light bulb on a stand beside him. Reginald James (physicist), on the right, is kneeling down and looking through a theodolite which is mounted on a tripod.

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The night watchmen, having a game of chess

Record: P66/18/28

Two men seated playing a game of chess. Frank Hurley seated in a wicker chair on the left and Leonard Hussey (meteorologist) seated opposite him,study the chess board. In the foreground, placed on a wooden table are the remnants of a meal, including opened tins of sardines, bread, knives and forks, mugs and teapot.

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A morning in "The Ritz", midwinter, 1915

Record: P66/18/29

A group of men carry out their daily tasks, mainly all are seated at a table. They include right: Hussey, James, Wordie, Clark and (probably) Hubert Hudson standing reading a book. Left: McNish in the foreground, Blackbarow carrying a block of ice on his shoulder and Orde-Lees at the typewriter. Plus two other men.

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Gentoo penguin with egg

Record: P66/18/3

A Gentoo penguin stands amongst tufts of grass with one egg at its feet.

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Clark in the biological laboratory

Record: P66/18/30

Robert Clark sits perched on the edge of a table looking down a microscope. There are specimen jars on shelves attached to the wall beside him and on the table behind him. Other scientific equipment and jars are on the shelf and wall in front of him.

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James and Hussey in "The Rookery"

Record: P66/18/31

Leonard Hussey and Reginald James in their workroom. Hussey seated on the left, examines his Dine's anemometer and James seated on the right, works on another piece of equipment (electrograph).

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The Endurance among great blocks of pressure ice

Record: P66/18/32

The ship Endurance can be seen in the distance with large blocks of ice in the foreground.

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Round the Night Watchman's fire

Record: P66/18/33

A group of five men sit around the stove.The fire in the stove being the only light source creates an interesting atmosphere.

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Dawn at the close of Winter

Record: P66/18/34

View of the port side of the ship Endurance with large blocks of pressure ice in the foreground.

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In the heart of the pack

Record: P66/18/35

Distant view of the ship Endurance which is held fast in consolidated pack ice which is heavily hummocked.

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Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Wild

Record: P66/18/36

Two men pose for the camera whilst standing amidst large blocks of pressure ice. Frank Wild stands on the left and Ernest Shackleton stands on the right with an arm resting on a block of ice.

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Great blocks of ice thrown up along pressure ridges

Record: P66/18/37

One man stands on the ice amongst large blocks of pressure ice. He has one hand raised to shield his eyes whilst looking towards the distance.

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New leads covered with ice flowers in early spring

Record: P66/18/38

View of a large expanse of pack ice covered with frost flowers. Blocks of pressure ice and the trapped ship Endurance in the background.

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Heavy blocks of ice rafted up and tilted by the pressure

Record: P66/18/39

Two large blocks of pressure ice through which can be seen two men standing and looking towards the distance.

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De Geer Glacier at head of Moraine Fjord, South Georgia

Record: P66/18/4

View of a glacier as it reaches the sea with mountains on either side and floating ice in the sea in the foreground.

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A typical pressure ridge with rafted floe

Record: P66/18/40

One man stands on the ice looking up at a large block of ice.

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Ice rafting at the centre of a big pressure

Record: P66/18/41

Rafted ice consisting of large forms of pressure ice where one floe overrides another with the ship Endurance in the distance to the left of the photograph.

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Bi-weekly ablutions of "The Ritz"

Record: P66/18/42

Three men are on their hands and knees with pails of water, scrubbing the floor. Left to right: Wordie, Cheetham and Macklin.

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"Endurance" at midwinter, 1915

Record: P66/18/43

View of the bow of the ship Endurance whilst held fast in the ice. The photograph was taken at night using a flash light.

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A great glacier berg, 180ft high, which menaced the ship

Record: P66/18/44

View of a large ice berg with pack ice in the foreground.

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Dogs leaving the ship for training

Record: P66/18/45

Men and dogs leaving the ship Endurance via a step ladder and a wooden ramp. Three men and three dogs are on the ramp, two men are on the steps with a further two men and a dog behind. Shackleton watches the descent from on board the ship.

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A dog team in very rough ice conditions

Record: P66/18/46

One man with a sledge and team of seven dogs stands on the ice amongst large hummocks of ice.

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"Endurance" in the pack ice much resembling a billowy sea

Record: P66/18/47

The ship Endurance beset in the ice with hummocked ice (weathered pressure ice) in the foreground.

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Crab Eater seals

Record: P66/18/48

Two Crabeater seals lying on the ice.

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Conditions of the ice ahead of the ship, August, 1915

Record: P66/18/49

The ship Endurance beset in the ice with hummocked ice in the foreground.

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Hamburg Glacier, Moraine Fjord, South Georgia

Record: P66/18/5

View of a glacier as it reaches the sea with mountains on either side and open sea in front. In the foreground a man stands on ice beside two rowing boats.

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Huge blocks of ice thrown up round the ship

Record: P66/18/50

The masts of the ship Endurance can just be seen behind large blocks of rafted ice.

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"Endurance" battling with high blocks of pressure ice

Record: P66/18/51

View of the port side of the ship Endurance with large blocks of rafted ice in the foreground. The photograph was taken at night using a flash light.

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"Endurance" caught in a pressure crack, October, 1915

Record: P66/18/52

The ship Endurance trapped in the ice and listing to port.

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"Endurance" in a pressure, a week before she was finally crushed

Record: P66/18/53

The ship Endurance trapped in the ice and listing to port. Worsley and Shackleton are looking over the side of the ship, another man stands on the ice below one of the lifeboats.

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"Endurance" crushed by the ice and sinking

Record: P66/18/54

The ship Endurance breaking up in the ice, only the masts and rigging are visible. A team of dogs harnessed together sit on the ice and look towards the ship.

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Frank Wild examining the wreckage of the "Endurance"

Record: P66/18/55

The ship Endurance broken up in the ice, only a tangled mass of masts and rigging are visible. Frank Wild stands on the ice looking at the wreckage.

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Ocean Camp (Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Wild on the left)

Record: P66/18/56

A group of tents and other equipment on the ice with the ship's company standing and looking towards the camera. Ernest Shackleton and Frank Wild are on the left in the foreground.

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Another view of Ocean Camp

Record: P66/18/57

A group of tents, men, dogs, sledges and other equipment on the ice.

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The look-out established at Ocean Camp

Record: P66/18/58

Hurley, Wild and Shackleton stand near to a tent which has other equipment, including camera tripod and cases around it. In the background is an observation platform on which stands a man looking through a telescope. The King's flag and ship's burgee fly from a spar.

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Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley at Patience Camp

Record: P66/18/59

Ernest Shackleton (right) and Frank Hurley (left) sitting outside a tent, on either side of a stove. Skis are propped up in the ice behind Hurley.

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Peaks of the Three Brothers, South Georgia

Record: P66/18/6

View of the snout of a glacier as it reaches the sea with mountains coming down to the sea shore behind.

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Arrival at Elephant Island

Record: P66/18/60

One of the lifeboats, the Dudley Docker, being hauled onto the shore by a group of men on Elephant Island.

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Pulling up the boats below the cliffs of Elephant Island

Record: P66/18/61

The lifeboat James Caird, being hauled onto the shore by a group of men on Elephant Island. The lifeboats Stancomb-Wills and Dudley Docker, in the foreground, are already on the shore.

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The first meal on Elephant Island

Record: P66/18/62

A group of men stand on the shore below the cliffs drinking from tin mugs. Left to right: Order-Lees, Wordie, Clark, Rickinson, Greenstreet, How, Shackleton, Bakewell, Kerr, and Wild.

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The invalids of the party on the foreshore, Elephant Island

Record: P66/18/63

A group of men sit and stand on the stony seashore at the edge of the ice. Men and boxes are in the background below the cliffs.

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Preparing the boat for the journey to secure help

Record: P66/18/64

Two men, one standing, one sitting inside one of the lifeboats on Elephant Island.

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Launching the boat for the relief journey

Record: P66/18/65

A group of men preparing to launch the lifeboat, James Caird, into the sea from the shore of Elephant Island.

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The relief boat setting out for South Georgia

Record: P66/18/66

A group of men launching the lifeboat James Caird, into the sea from the shore of Elephant Island.

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Sir Ernest Shackleton going out to board the relief boat

Record: P66/18/67

A group of men launching the lifeboat Stancomb-Wills, into the sea from the shore of Elephant Island.

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The men left on Elephant Island digging a shelter

Record: P66/18/68

Four men are digging into the ice with pick axes a fifth man stands beside them.

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Elephant Island

Record: P66/18/69

View of Elephant Island and the sea beyond.

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Entering the pack ice, December 9, 1914

Record: P66/18/7

A group of men at the bow of a sailing ship as it goes through the pack ice.