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A Cavern in an Iceberg; Scott's Last Expedition, The British Antarctic Expedition

Herbert Ponting1910 (photographed) - 1910

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum
London, United Kingdom

'A Cavern in an Iceberg', photograph by Herbert Beorge Ponting From the portfolio 'Scott's Last Expedition, The British Antarctic Expedition', Antarctica, ca. 1910-3

Details

  • Title: A Cavern in an Iceberg; Scott's Last Expedition, The British Antarctic Expedition
  • Date Created: 1910 (photographed) - 1910
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Transferred from the British Museum
  • External Link: http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O62887
  • photographer: Ponting, Herbert George
  • photographed: Antarctica
  • Subjects Depicted: South Pole
  • More Information: Herbert Ponting was the official photographer for Captain Scott's tragic final expedition, enduring sub-zero temperatures to document this uncharted environment. In The Great White South (1921), he recalled discovering this cavern: 'A fringe of long icicles hung at the entrance of the grotto and passing under these I was in the most wonderful place imaginable. From the outside, the interior appeared quite white and colourless, but, once inside, it was a lovely symphony of blue and green.'
  • Materials and Techniques: Carbon print
  • Dimensions: Height: 44.7 cm, Width: 32.5 cm

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