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Image number: RS.11998
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Shackleton Base, Antarctica

Date

1957

Creator

George Hemmen (b.1926, British), Photographer

Object type

Material

Dimensions

width (negative (photographic film)): 35mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > landscape
nature
   > snow
nature
   > animal
      > dog

Description

Landscape view of Shackleton Base, Antarctica showing two members of the expedition party feeding seal meat to the husky dogs. The main hut is visible in the top right hand corner as viewed.

Shackleton was the starting base for the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, the first over-land crossing of the Antarctic.

Object history

From a set of photographic negatives taken by George Hemmen, former Expedition’s Officer for the Royal Society and who was originally appointed as Stores Officer by the Falkland Island Dependencies Survey (FIDS) to organise the International Geophysical Year Antarctic Expedition on behalf of the Royal Society.

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