Lantern slide of the Discovery berthed at port in Cape Town.

One of 328 images in various formats including artworks, photographs, glass negatives and lantern slides.

Description of Content

Main wharf and port at Cape Town, South Africa, with the ship Discovery berthed at left. Table Mountain, a distinctive geographical feature of Cape Town is to the right. Photograph taken during the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE), before the official commencement of Voyage 1 on 19th October, 1929.

Physical Description

Standard format lantern slide, consisting of two glass sheets each 3.25 x 3.25 ins (83 x 83mm), one pane bearing a positive transparent image and the other pane protecting the image. Sealed with paper binding strips around the four edges of the lantern slide and internally framed with a black cut-out window mask.

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