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Expeditions Collection

Background imageExpeditions Collection: HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, 1845

HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, 1845
Engraving showing HMS Erebus (left) and HMS Terror, pictured on the River Thames, 1845. In 1845 the British Admiralty sent two polar exploration ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, 1845

Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, 1845
Engraving of Captain Francis Crozier (1796-1848) of HMS Terror, pictured shortly before departing on the ill-fated Franklin Arctic expedition of 1845

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)

Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)
Photograph of Captain Roald Engelbreth Gravning Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer, in his cold weather clothing and skis, Antarctica, 1912

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, polar explorer

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, polar explorer
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874 - 1922), Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer. Seen here at the age of 40 in windproof garments

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Sir Ernest Shackleton and others, Antarctic

Sir Ernest Shackleton and others, Antarctic
Sir Ernest Shackleton and three members of a polar exploration party, photographed within 111 miles of the South Pole in 1907-9 on board the Nimrod

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Captain Sir John Franklin (1786-1847)

Captain Sir John Franklin (1786-1847)
Engraving of Captain Sir John Franklin in his Royal Navy uniform, pictured shortly before departing on his ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845

Background imageExpeditions Collection: The Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by ice, Barro

The Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by ice, Barro
Engraving showing the Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by pack ice in Barrows Straits, September 1849. These two ships were used by Sir James Clark Rosss Expedition of 1848-1849 to search

Background imageExpeditions Collection: The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845

The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845
Engraving showing the end of Sir John Franklins ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845, entitled They Forged the last link with their lives. This engraving was taken from a painting by W

Background imageExpeditions Collection: George Leigh Mallory (1886-1924)

George Leigh Mallory (1886-1924)
Photographic portrait of George Leigh Mallory, the British climber who took part in three expeditions to Everest in the 1920 s, pictured in 1924

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Ernest Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922), British explorer, dressed for Antarctic conditions. Shackleton made four expeditions to the South Pole during his career

Background imageExpeditions Collection: James Gordon Bennett Jr

James Gordon Bennett Jr
JAMES GORDON BENNETT (JUNIOR) American editor : established New York Evening Telegram, sent Stanley to find Livingstone and financed various other expeditions

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Princess Nirgidma visits Citroen Central Asian Expedition

Princess Nirgidma visits Citroen Central Asian Expedition
Princess Palta (Nirgidma), Princess of the Torghuts, a nomadic people in Central Asia visits the Citroen Central Asian Anthropological Expedition (3rd Mission, led by Haardt) at Ouroumtsi

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Captain Scotts last Antarctic expedition

Captain Scotts last Antarctic expedition
A group of some of the party, including Dr. E. A Wilson, the zoologist and artist (sitting first left); Lieut H. R Bowers (sitting second on left); Captain R

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Mr Bernacchi at work

Mr Bernacchi at work
Mr Bernacchi, a member of the British 1901-4 polar expedition, at work with an electrometer

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Sitting Bulls Hat, 1897

Sitting Bulls Hat, 1897
Illustration of a hat depicting the life of Sitting Bull, the Native American Indian Chief. Tiny crescents denoted how many animals were captured by Sitting Bull

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Habit of a Young Woman of Otaheite Dancing

Habit of a Young Woman of Otaheite Dancing
Habit of a Young Woman of Otaheite (now Tahiti) Dancing, encountered by Captain James Cook on one of his expeditions. circa 1793

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Sir James Clark Ross

Sir James Clark Ross
SIR JAMES CLARK ROSS Scottish explorer. Made a number of arctic expeditions, determining the position of magnetic north in 1831

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Sir Alymer Hunter-Weston

Sir Alymer Hunter-Weston
A portrait oil painting of Lieutenant General Sir Alymer Gould Hunter-Weston, M.P. K.C.B. D.S.O. 1864-1940, who was a British Army officer serving in the Miranzai Expeditions of 1891

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Pizarro statue in Trujilo

Pizarro statue in Trujilo
A Statue of the Spanish Conqueror of Peru, Don Francisco Pizarro, the Work of the American Sculptor C Rumsey. Presented by the duke of Alba and the marquis de Zianna to the town of Trujilo in Spain

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Wellman's Attempt to Reach the North Pole 1907

Wellman's Attempt to Reach the North Pole 1907
Front cover of The Sphere showing the bow view of the airship. The start of the adventurous journey to reach the North Pole in the airship America. Date: 2 September 1907

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Reconquest of

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Reconquest of Tardienta (Huesca) by nationalist troops (March 1938). Drawing by Carlos Saenz de Tejada. Drawing

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Glaisher and Coxwell balloon flight, 1862

Glaisher and Coxwell balloon flight, 1862
Aeronaut Henry Coxwell and meteorologist James Glaisher prepare the balloon car ready for one of their scientific observation expeditions. Date: 17th July 1862

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Columbus at Venice

Columbus at Venice
Columbus in Venice 1488, supplicating to the Doge and his ministers, to fund his expeditions to find a new trading route to Asia. He was unsuccessful and was turned down. Date: 1488

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Sir Ernest Shackleton, polar explorer

Sir Ernest Shackleton, polar explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Italian soldier wearing white camoflague, for action in the snow of the Italian Alps

Italian soldier wearing white camoflague, for action in the snow of the Italian Alps, winter protection uniform. This uniform protects all parts of the body, including the feet

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Exterior and interior of Prince Ranjitsinhjis portable shooting-box

Exterior and interior of Prince Ranjitsinhjis portable shooting-box, which could be despatched by rail to any given point in the jungle on a trolley by oxen or by elephants. 1907

Background imageExpeditions Collection: The Ksar, Medenine, Tunisia

The Ksar, Medenine, Tunisia
circa 1910s

Background imageExpeditions Collection: A PHOTOGRAPH EXPEDITION

A PHOTOGRAPH EXPEDITION
Amateur photographers liked to go on expeditions, comparing notes : here, photographers look for picturesque subjects in Shanklin Chine, on the Isle of Wight Date: circa 1895

Background imageExpeditions Collection: PAUSANIAS (?-394 BC). King of Sparta (444-426 B. C

PAUSANIAS (?-394 BC). King of Sparta (444-426 B. C
PAUSANIAS (?-394 BC). King of Sparta (444-426 B.C and 408-394 B.C.). Hellenistic art. Sculpture. ITALY. LAZIO. Rome. Capitoline Museums

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Soudan, Fashoda conflict. Magazine Punch, 1898

Soudan, Fashoda conflict. Magazine Punch, 1898
How Some People Invade the Soudan. Satirical cartoon by T. Reed in the magazine Punch. September 24, 1898. Reference to the conflict between France and Britain for colonial territories in Sudan

Background imageExpeditions Collection: RMS Titanic - large copy plan of the ship

RMS Titanic - large copy plan of the ship
RMS Titanic: large copy plan of the ship. The plans were the property of George Tulloch, wreck explorer and salvager, and were probably used for his historic Titanic expeditions

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Ernest Shackletons air-propelled sledges, and a tent

Ernest Shackletons air-propelled sledges, and a tent
Sir Ernest Shackletons air-propelled sledges, intended for use in the Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917). Shown here operating as air-propelled water boats

Background imageExpeditions Collection: The Invincible Armada. Map of Robert Adams. Engraving

The Invincible Armada. Map of Robert Adams. Engraving
" The Invincible Armada. Map of Robert Adams. Engraving by Augustine Ryther in " Expeditions in Anglian, Vera Descriptio" (1588). SPAIN. San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Background imageExpeditions Collection: A New Theory of the Universe

A New Theory of the Universe
Page from the Illustrated London News reporting on a new theory expounded by Professor A. S. Eddington Dr A. C. de la C. Crommelin

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Captain Scott

Captain Scott. Part of Box 104 Boswell Collection. British Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition, 190104

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Wilfred Scawen Blunt

Wilfred Scawen Blunt(1840-1922), English poet and traveller. Married Lady Anne in 1858 who travelled with him on many expeditions. Date: 1885

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Family camp, Quex Park

Family camp, Quex Park
In early August 1916 Major Powell-Cotton put up some tents that he had used on his expeditions to make a camp for his daughters in a field on the estate

Background imageExpeditions Collection: JUNOT, Jean Andoche (1771-1813). French general

JUNOT, Jean Andoche (1771-1813). French general during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Historia de la Revoluci󮠆 rancesa. Thiers (1845). Engraving. SPAIN. MADRID (AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY)

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914 -1917

Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914 -1917
The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition: how and whence the expedition proposes to start. Showing the proposed methods of transport from the Weddell Sea Base to the South Pole. Date: 1914

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Deity of Hunting

Deity of Hunting
Native Americans honour their god of hunting with ritual ceremonies involving sacrifice, trusting that this will ensure them success in future expeditions. Date: 1737

Background imageExpeditions Collection: An Account of Mr James Deekers Two Aerial Expeditions

An Account of Mr James Deekers Two Aerial Expeditions
Plate from An Account of Mr James Deekers Two Aerial Expeditions, published in Norwich in 1785

Background imageExpeditions Collection: MORTIER, Edouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph (1768-1835)

MORTIER, Edouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph (1768-1835). French politician and general during Napoleons reign. Portrait by Larivi貥. SPAIN. Madrid. National Library

Background imageExpeditions Collection: ULLOA, Antonio de (1716-1795). Engraving

ULLOA, Antonio de (1716-1795). Engraving

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Exercising dogs in New Zealand prior to Scott Polar Expediti

Exercising dogs in New Zealand prior to Scott Polar Expediti
Husky dogs being exercised on the New Zealand shore in preparation for the Captain Scott expedition to Antarctica in which Scott

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Has Captain Scott reached the Pole?

Has Captain Scott reached the Pole?
Page from The Sphere magazine speculating on whether Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his polar exploration team had reached the South Pole in December 1911, as scheduled

Background imageExpeditions Collection: Shackleton Motorsledge

Shackleton Motorsledge
The motorised sledge which he plans to use instead of the huskies and ponies used by earlier expeditions... Date: 1907

Background imageExpeditions Collection: The Antarctic Drama - page from The Sphere

The Antarctic Drama - page from The Sphere
Page from The Sphere which tells of the ill-fated expedition of Captain Scott and his team, showing a picture of the inner tent used by Scott and the others

Background imageExpeditions Collection: The Terra Nova mourns for her Commander

The Terra Nova mourns for her Commander
The ensign flying at half-mast on the Scott Polar expeditions vessel in February 1913, as it neared Lyttelton in New Zealand following the relief partys discovery of Captain Scott



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