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Looking down from the balloon across the plateau towards 'Discovery' (1901).

Historic Photographs

Object connections:

Collection Historic Photographs
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsDiscovery (1901)

Object details:

Object ID ALB0346.13
Description A view from the balloon looking back towards the 'Discovery' (1901), a research ship, alongside the ice shelf in Balloon Bight. The tether of the balloon can be seen on the left descending to land. The shadow of the balloon is also evident on the ice below. The dark patch in the middle distance may be the area that the balloon was unpacked and inflated. Some crew can be seen as small dots on the landscape.
Date made 3 February 1902

Artist/Maker Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Place made Ross Sea
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Bernard Collection
Materials Albumen print
Measurements Overall: 103 mm x 78 mm
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