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Century old Antarctic images discovered in Captain Scott’s hut.

May 21, 2014 • Deirdre Black

Somehow I missed the December 2013 announcement of the discovery of 22 negatives taken 100 years ago during Ernest Shackleton’s 1914-1917 Ross Sea Party in Antarctica. The negatives were found in expedition photographer Herbert Ponting’s darkroom which is located at Captain Scott’s last expedition base at Cape Evans. They have been conserved and made available by New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust.  Enlarged versions of five of the best of the images appear at My Modern Met.

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