The Terra Nova of Scotts Antarctic Expedition
The ship Terra Nova - the vessel used by Robert Falcon Scott (1868 -1912) for his South Polar Expedition in 1911-12. Built originally for the Dundee whaling and sealing fleet (launched 1884), the Terra Nova was purchased from Bowring Brothers Limited for the British Antarctic Expedition, known also as the Terra Nova Expedition, for the sum of 12, 500. Reinforced from bow to stern with seven feet of oak to protect against the Antarctic ice pack, she sailed from Cardiff on 15 June 1910 under overall command of now Captain Scott, who described her as "a wonderfully fine ice ship.... As she bumped the floes with mighty shocks, crushing and grinding a way through some, twisting and turning to avoid others, she seemed like a living thing fighting a great fight."
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Balloon ascent from the Tuileries Gardens, Paris
Balloon ascent of Charles and Robert from the Tuileries Gardens, Paris, the first voyage made in a hydrogen balloon. After sending off a trial hydrogen balloon, Charles designed, and the brothers Robert built, a full-size man-carrier, the fabric of which was made imporous by the Roberts method of rubberising the cloth. This was the first modern type balloon.
1 December 1783
© The Royal Aeronautical Society (National Aerospace Library)/Mary Evans
The method of linking up hands and feet of sitting mediums
Undated photograph showing the method of linking up hands and feet of sitting mediums by means of electrical control. This is one of series of photographs documenting Harry Price's investigations into the mediumistic abilities of the brothers Rudi and Willi Schneider. HPG/1/6/2 (vi)
© Mary Evans Picture Library/HARRY PRICE
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