Images Off Ice

The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust have announced that conservators have retrieved images from century-old photographic negatives found in the hut of one of the early European Antarctic explorers.

The cellulose nitrate negatives were found stuck together in the darkroom of British explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition base at Cape Evans in Antarctica.

The images were taken from fellow British explorer Ernest Shackleton's famous 1914-1917 expedition to the frozen continent, which spent time in the hut after being stranded on Ross Island when their ship blew out to sea.

 

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