Lantern slide of a scientific party from the Discovery on Crozet Islands.

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

Description of Content

Nine of the Discovery's explorers having a lunch break on Possession Island, one of the Crozet Island Group. Three Paddys or Sheathbills have gathered in front of them. The men were identified by Eric Douglas as 'Back row - Marr, Johnston and Ingram, Front - Moyes, Douglas, Campbell, Sir Douglas Mawson, Falla and Fletcher'. Eric Douglas said of Possession Island 'This island is 4,000 feet high, twenty miles by ten miles and plenty of snow on the hills and mounts. The wind comes down the valleys in terrific gusts, and whips the sea into spray about 20 feet high and just about blows one overboard'. 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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