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Scott of the Antarctic at Cape Evans - Vintage Print,
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Scott of the Antarctic at Cape Evans - Vintage Print,

Circa 1950

Measurements: Overall: 25cm (9.8in) x 30cm (12in)

£275

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A high quality vintage photographic print of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, R.N., writing his journal in the winter quarters hut at Cape Evans on 7 October 1911. Image 18.5cm (7in) x 23.5cm (9in) Framed and glazed.

This photograph after Herbert Ponting’s carbon print shows Scott in his hut at work on his famous journal. Scott had set sail in the Terra Nova in June 1911, and established his expedition's winter quarters at Cape Evans. Three weeks after this photograph was taken, the expedition set out on their southern sledge journey. On 16 January 1912 they arrived at the South Pole to find the Norwegian Amundsen's flag already there. On the return journey from the Pole, Scott and his companions perished, among them the legendary Captain Oates. The last entry in Scott's journal reads: 'We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker, of course, and the end cannot be far. It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write any more'.
 

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