Item #CL191-139 Cavern In An Iceberg. Herbert G. Ponting, Brit.
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Cavern In An Iceberg

1910/1929. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, titled in ink in unknown hand with various stamps including “posted Jul. 20 1929, Editorial Auditing Dept”, 19 x 13.5cm. Scuffing and creases overall, slight silvering to corners.

Held in V&A with the comment “Ponting was the official photographer for Captain Scott’s tragic final expedition. He endured sub-zero temperatures to document the beautiful but treacherous and uncharted Antarctic. In his book, The Great White South (1921), Ponting recalled discovering this cavern: ‘A fringe of long icicles hung at the entrance of the grotto and passing under these I was in the most wonderful place imaginable.’”

Item #CL191-139

Price (AUD): $5,500.00  other currencies

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