Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Century-old negatives discovered in Antarctic

A small box of 22 exposed but unprocessed photographic negatives left a century ago in Captain Scott’s last expedition base at Cape Evans have been discovered and conserved by New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust.

The photos were taken during Ernest Shackleton's 1914-1917 Ross Sea Party, another failed exploration whose members were forced to live in Scott's hut after their ship blew out to sea. Many images were damaged, but the trust says it was able to recognize landmarks around McMurdo Sound. It's unknown who took the photos.

Here are some of these never-before-seen images:

If you’d like to read the full story behind the photographs, or browse through a full gallery, head over to the Antarctic Heritage Trust’s website by clicking here.

(Photographs courtesy of the New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust, via PetaPixel)

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