Lantern slide of the west coast of Heard Island, Sub-Antarctic.

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

Description of Content

West coast of Heard Island with a rookery of penguins in the forefront. Eric Douglas' said 'West Coast of Heard Island. The island appears to be about twenty miles long by eight miles wide. It has several peninsulars and the land slopes up from all sides to terminate in a huge mountain 9,000 feet high (Big Ben)There are several heavily crevassed ice glaciers running down for miles to terminate at the sea. The sea breaks heavily on this ice and every now and then large pieces of ice break away and fall into the sea with a deep roar. The origin of this island appears to be volcanic, near our hut were two volcanic craters and several square miles of lava The weather seems to be of continual mists, snow and sleet with north east to north west winds prevailing, and now and then a ray of sunshine' Photograph taken during the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE), Voyage 1.

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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