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British Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection

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.

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36 Canvas Prints

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Portsmouth Harbour

Portsmouth Harbour
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Sailing ships HMS Discovery and HMS Alert surrounded by steam launches

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Captain George Nares

Captain George Nares
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Potrait of Captain George Nares who was in command of the expedition

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Sledges ready to start

Sledges ready to start
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. The North Greenland sledge party

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Inuit sledges and dogs

Inuit sledges and dogs
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Sledges and dogs stand on the ice

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Sledge at Cape Rawson

Sledge at Cape Rawson
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. A group of men with shovels and pickaxes stand on a steep snow slope

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Dobbin Bay. Cutting a dock

Dobbin Bay. Cutting a dock
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Sailing ship Alert moored to the ice in Dobbin Bay

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Group of Inuit people on shore

Group of Inuit people on shore
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Inuit men and women in traditional dress sitting

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Disco, Greenland

Disco, Greenland
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Harbour of Godhaven, Disko Island, Greenland, with three sailing ships, Alert

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Upper deck of the ship Alert

Upper deck of the ship Alert
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. The upper deck of the sailing ship Alert with a snow covering during the spring

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Discovery of Captain Nares Cairn

Discovery of Captain Nares Cairn
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Two men standing by a cairn on a cliff top. Ship in far distance out to sea

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Alert, Homeward Bound

Alert, Homeward Bound
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. HMS Alert under steam in choppy waters. Ice on deck and iceberg in distance

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Group of Walruses, Arctic

Group of Walruses, Arctic
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Four stylised walruses on a piece of floating ice

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Icebergs & Aurora

Icebergs & Aurora
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Seascape with stylised iceberg

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: HMS Alert and HMS Discovery sailing through ice berg

HMS Alert and HMS Discovery sailing through ice berg
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Seascape with stylised depiction of icebergs

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Captain Nares & Officers of the Alert

Captain Nares & Officers of the Alert
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Captain Nares and group of Officers seated

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Sledge to Rawson Point

Sledge to Rawson Point
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. A sledge loaded with pemmican is hauled by expedition members up a steep slope

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: The western sledge party

The western sledge party
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Expedition members stand around two loaded sledges and dog teams on the snow

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: The Discovery - The rink

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

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: The crows nest

The crows nest
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. A man stands in the wooden crows nest, looking through a telescope

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Homeward bound (cutting a way through the ice)

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

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Cmdr Stephenson & Officers of Discovery

Cmdr Stephenson & Officers of Discovery
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Commander Stephenson and a group of officers seated

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Discovery, sledge party

Discovery, sledge party
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Four members of HMS Discovery sledge party help a sledge pulled by dogs along a

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Portsmouth Harbour, November 1876

Portsmouth Harbour, November 1876
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Sailing ships HMS Discovery and HMS Alert

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Sledge travelling - an evening call

Sledge travelling - an evening call
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. An expedition member stands on deck of a ship, holding a lantern

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Sledge travelling - a push for the pole

Sledge travelling - a push for the pole
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Seven expedition members man-haul a sledge through ice blocks

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Parhelia

Parhelia
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Stylised drawing of a parhelia over icebergs. Whale in sea in foreground

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: HMS Alert hoisting colours off Cape Union

HMS Alert hoisting colours off Cape Union
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Sailing ship HMS Alert under sail in sea with ice floes

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Sledge travelling (method of fastening the dogs)

Sledge travelling (method of fastening the dogs)
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Sled dogs lie on the snow fastened to a pole on a sledging party halt

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: The fifth of November

The fifth of November
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. A guy is burnt at the top of a large ice floe

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: The High Street between the two ships

The High Street between the two ships
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Sledge and dog team escorted by two expedition members, one holding a whip

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Sledge hauling to Rawson Depot

Sledge hauling to Rawson Depot
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. A sledge loaded with pemmican is hauled by expedition members up a steep slope

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: HMS Alert hoisting colours

HMS Alert hoisting colours
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Sailing ship HMS Alert under sail in sea with ice floes

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: The Discovery - The rink

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

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: HMS Alert and HMS Discovery sailing through ice berg

HMS Alert and HMS Discovery sailing through ice berg
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Seascape with stylised depiction of icebergs

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: Homeward bound (cutting a way through the ice)

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

Background imageBritish Arctic Expedition 1875-76 Canvas Print Collection: The High Street between the two ships

The High Street between the two ships
Expedition: British Arctic Expedition 1875-76. Leader: George Strong Nares (1831-1915). Original format: Lantern slide. Sledge and dog team escorted by two expedition members, both holding whips


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