Skip to main content
sales@mediastorehouse.co.uk
Framed Pictures, Canvas Prints
Posters & Jigsaws since 2004
Home > Images Dated > 2004 > August > 16 Aug 2004

Images Dated 16th August 2004

Available as Framed Photos, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 139 pictures in our Images Dated 16th August 2004 collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Map of Smith Sound and Greenland, 1875 Featured 16 Aug 2004 Print

Map of Smith Sound and Greenland, 1875

Engraving showing a map of Smith Sound and Greenland, as it was known in May 1875. Much of the map is erroneous or missing in detail, as the Arctic area had been little visited by Europeans up to that time. In the summer of 1875 the British Admiralty sent Captain George Nares with two ships, HMS Alert and HMS Discovery, to make an attempt to reach the North Pole via Smith Sound. The attempt was unsuccessful, but a new furthest North record was set, the coasts of Greenland and Ellesmere Island were further charted and much scientific data gathered

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Ginger the dog attempting to board the ship, British Arctic Featured 16 Aug 2004 Print

Ginger the dog attempting to board the ship, British Arctic

Engraving showing the dog Ginger attempting to board one of the ships of the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876. Ginger, like all the dogs of the expedition, was not allowed aboard either of the ships and the quartermaster (on left) was there to keep watch and prevent the dogs entering. In the summer of 1875 the British Admiralty sent Captain George Nares with two ships, HMS Alert and HMS Discovery, to make an attempt to reach the North Pole via Smith Sound. Although the attempt was unsuccessful, a new furthest North record was set, the coasts of Greenland and Ellesmere Island were charted and much scientific data gathered

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

The Funeral of Hans Christian Petersen, British Arctic Exped Featured 16 Aug 2004 Print

The Funeral of Hans Christian Petersen, British Arctic Exped

Engraving showing the funeral of Hans Christian Petersen, the Danish interpreter, during the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876. Petersen had gone out with a sledging party and suffered severe frostbite, requiring amputation of both feet. He subsequently died from blood-poisoning and was buried close to the winter berth of HMS Alert'. In the summer of 1875 the British Admiralty sent Captain George Nares with two ships, HMS Alert and HMS Discovery, to make an attempt to reach the North Pole via Smith Sound. Although the attempt was unsuccessful, a new furthest North record was set, the coasts of Greenland and Ellesmere Island were charted and much scientific data gathered

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans