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'Endurance' (1912) in the ice

Historic Photographs

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Object ID P11
Description A port bow view of Endurance' (1912), a wooden auxiliary Discovery vessel, in the ice with a list to starboard. The ship can be seen with a covering of ice on the masts, yards and rigging. In the foreground, and partially obscuring the bow, can be seen ice hummocks. This photograph is traditionally captioned 'The Returning Sun'.
Date made circa late June 1915

Artist/Maker Hurley, James Francis
Place made Weddell Sea
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials Gelatine dry plate
Measurements Overall: 108 mm x 84 mm
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