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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