Century-Old Frozen Photos Found In Antarctic Expedition Hut
The Antarctic Heritage Trust discovered a box of 22 frozen photo negatives in an old explorer's hut showing scenes from the ill-fated Ross Sea Party.By Matt Picht | December 30, 2013
A recent discovery at an an old Antarctic supply camp has revealed photos of a historic expedition frozen in time for almost 100 years.
The Antarctic Heritage Trust uncovered a box of 22 photo negatives in a Cape Evans supply hut established in 1911 by British Explorer Sir Robert Falcon Scott. The frozen photos, taken circa 1915-1916, have suffered remarkably little damage over the years. They mostly depict scenic images of the frozen landscape, with a few shots of crew member Alexander Stevens. (Via 3 News, Antarctic Heritage Trust)
Trust director Nigel Watson celebrated the find as "the first example that I'm aware of, of undeveloped negatives from a century ago from the Antarctic heroic era. There's a paucity of images from that expedition." (Via The Press)