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British Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Gallery

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The expedition was sent by the Admiralty to attempt to reach the North Pole by way of Smith Sound and to explore the coasts of Greenland and adjacent lands. The expedition made geographical discoveries and returned with a large amount of scientific data.

Choose from 25 pictures in our British Arctic Expedition 1875-76 collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


The Discovery - The rink Featured British Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Print

The Discovery - The rink

Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Expedition members skate on an ice rink made by clearing away snow and pouring water on the rough ice underneath. An ice arch marks the entrance to it in the middle distance. Behind are a theatre and a smithy made out of ice next to the sailing ship Discovery moored to the ice

© Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Homeward bound (cutting a way through the ice) Featured British Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Print

Homeward bound (cutting a way through the ice)

Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Expedition members lever and push at blocks of ice afloat in the sea with boat hooks. One man kneels on the ice holding a cask. A basket full of small bottles with wicks protruding from their necks stands on the ice. Sailing ship HMS Alert in the background

© Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge