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Background imageRigging Collection: Discovery from Starboard quarter

Discovery from Starboard quarter
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery)

Background imageRigging Collection: Sledge-party leaving HMS Investigator in Mercy Bay, under command of Lieutenant Gurney Cresswell

Sledge-party leaving HMS Investigator in Mercy Bay, under command of Lieutenant Gurney Cresswell
One of a series of eight chromolithograph sketches by Lieut S. Gurney Cresswell (1827-1867), of the voyage of HMS Investigator under Captain McClure, 1850-54

Background imageRigging Collection: The sinking of the Eira, August 21 1881

The sinking of the Eira, August 21 1881
Engraving by W.L.Wyllie for the London newspapers, featuring Benjamin Leigh Smiths fifth Arctic voyage 1881-82. Based on an original sketch by Benjamin Leigh Smith

Background imageRigging Collection: Scotia in Stanley Harbour 18th January 1903

Scotia in Stanley Harbour 18th January 1903
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Sail and steam powered ship Scotia lies anchored near a shore populated with houses and buildings

Background imageRigging Collection: Start of ski flat race, Antarctic sports

Start of ski flat race, Antarctic sports
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). A row of men on skis are lined up on the ice for the start of a race

Background imageRigging Collection: Eva about to ascend, 4 February 1902

Eva about to ascend, 4 February 1902
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery)

Background imageRigging Collection: Three mates on skis, winter quarters. Second steward in background

Three mates on skis, winter quarters. Second steward in background
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Three men stand on skis. They each hold one ski pole

Background imageRigging Collection: Port side of the ship and meteorological screens

Port side of the ship and meteorological screens
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery)

Background imageRigging Collection: Crew members of the ship Discovery, on deck. The Mess No. 4

Crew members of the ship Discovery, on deck. The Mess No. 4
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Crew members of the ship Discovery

Background imageRigging Collection: Two unidentified expedition members on skis

Two unidentified expedition members on skis
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Two expedition members, both smoking pipes and holding one ski pole each

Background imageRigging Collection: Crew of the ship Discovery. The Mess No. 2

Crew of the ship Discovery. The Mess No. 2
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Crew members of the ship Discovery

Background imageRigging Collection: Ross on ski

Ross on ski
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Ross stands on skis, holding one ski pole. Sailing ship Scotia lies against the ice in the background

Background imageRigging Collection: Unidentified seaman

Unidentified seaman
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. An expedition member stands on the deck of the sail and steam powered ship Scotia

Background imageRigging Collection: Captain shooting the sun

Captain shooting the sun
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Robertson stands on the ice by steps leading down from the side of the sail

Background imageRigging Collection: A cargo of ice for fresh water

A cargo of ice for fresh water
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Three men stand with a sledge loaded with lumps of ice

Background imageRigging Collection: The Southern Depot sledge party

The Southern Depot sledge party
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956).Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Group of expedition members before setting off on their journey

Background imageRigging Collection: Crew members on deck of the ship Discovery. The Mess No. 5

Crew members on deck of the ship Discovery. The Mess No. 5
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Crew members of the ship Discovery

Background imageRigging Collection: Crew members on deck of the ship Discovery. The Mess No. 3

Crew members on deck of the ship Discovery. The Mess No. 3
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Crew members of the ship Discovery

Background imageRigging Collection: Crew members of the ship Discovery, on deck. The Mess No. 1

Crew members of the ship Discovery, on deck. The Mess No. 1
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). Crew members of the ship Discovery


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