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Antarctic Photos

Century old Antarctic images discovered in Captain Scott's hut

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Sea and sky
Sea and sky
Cellulose nitrate processed sheet film negative (silver gelatine). One of a group adhered together and found in Captain Scott's 1911 expedition base, Cape Evans, Antarctica, by Antarctic Heritage Trust (NZ) conservators. Photo taken by Ernest Shackleton's Ross Sea Party 1914-1917. There is some mould staining around edge of image.
Ernest Shackleton's Hut, Cape Royds
The conservation of the building took place over 4 Antarctic summers. Weather-proofing the building was critical to ensure its long-term survival.