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December 17, 2009

The bi-weekly ablution of 'The Ritz', 1915


Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley,

The link. The exhibition. The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton, and Antarctic Photography.

With the ship surrounded by impenetrable ice on all sides, Shackleton decreed that it should become a floating station for the duration of the winter. The stores and cargo were removed from the main hold and the space turned into living quarters, known as "The Ritz".

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 17, 2009 07:34 AM