Friday, November 26, 2010

the Endurance was an aptly named ship for what transpired

The ship Endurance as captured totally encased in Antarctic pack ice by photographer Frank Hurley in 1915. The picture of the photographer with a camera under the bows of the ship was presumably a self-portrait.

This ship was soon crushed by the ice, and 120 of the 400 glass plate negatives were taken by Hurley on the rest of the amazing adventure using very basic transport. Because of their weight, the rest were abandoned. This epic voyage of Ernest Shackleton and his crew - the captain was a New Zealander, Frank Worsley - is well told on this Kodak webpage.

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