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Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: The Terra Nova, 1910

The Terra Nova, 1910
Sectional illustration of the Terra Nova, the Polar research ship used by Captain R.F. Scott in his Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912. The Terra Nova was built as a Dundee whaler in 1884

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Lt. Shackleton, Captain Scott and Dr. Wilson, Antarctica, 19

Lt. Shackleton, Captain Scott and Dr. Wilson, Antarctica, 19
Photograph showing Lt. Shackleton, Captain Scott and Dr. Wilson, ready for their dash towards the South Pole, during the National Antarctic Expedition of 1901-04

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Frank Wild (1873-1939)

Frank Wild (1873-1939)
Photographic portrait of Frank Wild, the British naval officer and explorer, London, c.1916. Wild had just returned to Britain following his role as second in command during Ernest Shackletons

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Sir Stanley Spencer, c. 1926

Sir Stanley Spencer, c. 1926
Photograph of Sir Stanley Spencer (1891-1959), the English painter, standing in front of his painting The Resurrection, c.1926

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Lancaster Bombers ready to take off, 1942

Lancaster Bombers ready to take off, 1942
Photograph of an Avro Lancaster heavy bomber at a British airfield, ready to take off, somewhere in England, 1942. Although the engines are already running

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: The Greely Arctic Expedition at its farthest point North, 18

The Greely Arctic Expedition at its farthest point North, 18
Engraving showing members of the American Meteorological Expedition of 1881-4 taking their position, with a sextant, at the farthest point North they reached. Led by Lt

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: The End of the Henley Regatta, 1893

The End of the Henley Regatta, 1893
Engraving showing the melee of punts taking place at the end of the Henley Regatta, on the River Thames, 1893. Henley Regatta was part of the British social scene

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: The steam-ship Roosevelt departing for the Arctic, 1908

The steam-ship Roosevelt departing for the Arctic, 1908
Photograph of the steam-ship Roosevelt departing for the Arctic at the beginning of Robert E. Pearys 1908-1909 North Pole Expedition

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)

Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)
Photographic portrait of Roald Engelbreth Gravning Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer who was the first man to navigate the Northwest Passage and reach the South Pole

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Fridtjof Nansen and Hjalmar Johansen head for the North Pole

Fridtjof Nansen and Hjalmar Johansen head for the North Pole
Illustration showing Fridtjof Nansen and Hjalmar Johansen waving goodbye to the Fram as they set out in an attempt to reach the North Pole on skis, March 1895

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Kathleen Bruce and Peter Scott, 1912

Kathleen Bruce and Peter Scott, 1912
Photograph of Kathleen Bruce, wife of Robert Falcon Scott, and their son, Peter Markham Scott, in Kathleens studio, 1912. Peter Scott (1909-1989) was later better known as an artist and ornithologist

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Kathleen Bruce and Peter Markham Scott, 1913

Kathleen Bruce and Peter Markham Scott, 1913
Photograph of Kathleen Bruce, wife of Robert Falcon Scott, and their son, Peter Markham Scott, in Kathleens studio, 1913. Peter Scott (1909-1989) was later better known as an artist and ornithologist

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Robert Falcon Scott and Peter Markham Scott, c. 1909

Robert Falcon Scott and Peter Markham Scott, c. 1909
Photograph of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, the English naval commander and explorer, and his son, Peter Markham Scott, taken in late 1909 or early 1910

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Admiral Alfred Friedrich von Tirpitz (1849-1930)

Admiral Alfred Friedrich von Tirpitz (1849-1930)
Photographic portrait of Admiral Alfred Friedrich von Tirpitz, pictured when serving as Secretary of State for the Imperial German Navy, 1909

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: European Ambassadors in Constantinople, 1896

European Ambassadors in Constantinople, 1896
Photograph of the ambassadors of the leading European powers, photographed in the garden of the Austrian Embassy, Constantinople (now Istanbul), 1896. Those pictured are (from left to right) P

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Fridtjof Nansen, Franz Josef Land, 1896

Fridtjof Nansen, Franz Josef Land, 1896
Engraving showing Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), the Norwegian explorer, biologist and oceanographer, pictured at Cape Flora, Franz Josef Land, 1896

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: The Main Base, Australian Antarctic Expedition, 1913

The Main Base, Australian Antarctic Expedition, 1913
Photograph of the main base of Australian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14, Adelie Land, Antarctica, 1913. The stores and wireless telegraph poles can be seen in the foreground

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Sir Douglas Mawson (1882-1958)

Sir Douglas Mawson (1882-1958)
Portrait of Sir Douglas Mawson, the Australian explorer and geologist, photographed in Adelaide, 1914. Mawson had just returned from the 1911-1914 Australian Antarctic Expedition

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Polar Sandwich-men advertising a screening of Shackleton Pol

Polar Sandwich-men advertising a screening of Shackleton Pol
Photograph of sandwich-men, dressed in polar clothing to advertise a screening of pictures from the Nimrod Antarctic Expedition of 1908-09; Croydon, South London, 1909

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Sir Ernest Shackleton lecturing at the Albert Hall, 1909

Sir Ernest Shackleton lecturing at the Albert Hall, 1909
Illustration showing Sir Ernest Shackleton, leader of the Nimrod Antarctic Expedition of 1908-09, giving a lecture to the Royal Geographical Society at the Albert Hall, London, 1909

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: The Magnetic Hut, National Antarctic Expedition, 1902

The Magnetic Hut, National Antarctic Expedition, 1902
Photograph showing Mr. Bernacchi standing in the doorway of the Magnetic Hut during the National Antarctic Expedition of 1901-4

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Jackson-Harmsworth Polar Expedition, Franz Josef Land, 1894-

Jackson-Harmsworth Polar Expedition, Franz Josef Land, 1894-
Photograph of Frederick Jackson and his companions of the Jackson-Harmsworth Polar Expedition, with the ice-boat Mary Harmsworth, at Elmwood, Franz Josef Land, 1894-7

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: The King and Queen of Denmark, 1914

The King and Queen of Denmark, 1914
Portraits of Christian X. and Alexandrina, Duchess of Mecklenburg, the King and Queen of Denmark, 1914

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Dr. Fridtjhof Nansen at Elmwood, Franz Josef Land, 1896

Dr. Fridtjhof Nansen at Elmwood, Franz Josef Land, 1896
Photograph of Dr. Fridtjhof Nansen taken by Frederick Jackson, leader of the Jackson-Harmsworth Polar Expedition, at Elmwood, Franz Josef Land, 1896

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Amphibious Car, France, 1909

Amphibious Car, France, 1909
Photograph of a Canot-Automobile Ravailler amphibious car taking to the water, France, 1909. The car had a 14-hp engine, capable of 40km per hour on land and 10km per hour on the water

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Hydrogen Balloon, National Antarctic Expedition, 1902

Hydrogen Balloon, National Antarctic Expedition, 1902
Photograph showing the use of an hydrogen balloon during the National Antarctic Expedition of 1901-4, Antarctic, 4th February 1902

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Polar Research Ship Discovery, 1901

Polar Research Ship Discovery, 1901
Photograph of the PRS Discovery leaving Lyttleton, New Zealand, at the beginning of the National Antarctic Expedition of 1901-04, 21st December 1901

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Robert E. Peary and some husky dogs, 1909

Robert E. Peary and some husky dogs, 1909
Photograph of Commander Robert E. Peary, in his fur clothing, and some husky dogs, 1909. On 6th April 1909 Peary supposedly became the first man to reach the North Pole

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Commander Robert E. Peary (1856-1920)

Commander Robert E. Peary (1856-1920)
Photographic portrait of Robert E. Peary, the US Naval Commander and explorer, pictured in his Arctic furs, 1909. He claimed to be the first man to reach the North Pole, on 6th April 1909

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: HMS Hibernia at Malta, 1902

HMS Hibernia at Malta, 1902
Photograph of HMS Hibernia being tugged out of harbour, Malta, 1902. After many years of service in the Royal Navy, the Hibernia was sold at Malta for 1100"

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: The Hungarian Houses of Parliament, Budapest, 1902

The Hungarian Houses of Parliament, Budapest, 1902
Photograph showing the then-newly built Hungarian Houses of Parliament, Budapest, 1902. This view shows the building with the Danube River in the foreground

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: The Fram leaving Christiania, Norway, 1893

The Fram leaving Christiania, Norway, 1893
Engraving showing Fridtjof Nansens ship Fram, leaving the harbour of Christiania for the Arctic, 24th June 1893. Nansen embarked with 12 crew for a three-year expedition

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: PRS Nimrod moored in London, 1909

PRS Nimrod moored in London, 1909
Illustration showing Sir Ernest Shackleton, leader of the Nimrod Antarctic Expedition of 1908-09, and his wife (left foreground) welcoming visitors onto the deck of the Polar Research Ship Nimrod

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: PRS Discovery frozen in the ice, Antarctica, 1903

PRS Discovery frozen in the ice, Antarctica, 1903
Photograph showing the Polar Research Ship Discovery of the National Antarctic Expedition of 1901-4, frozen in the ice, Antarctica

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914)

Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914)
Photographic portrait of Sir John Tenniel, the English cartoonist and illustrator, pictured c.1914. Tenniel was a famous Punch artist and illustrator of Alice in Wonderland

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Penguins walking up Cape Adare, Antarctica, c. 1902

Penguins walking up Cape Adare, Antarctica, c. 1902
Illustration showing a large number of penguins climbing Cape Adare, as sketched by a member of the National Antarctic Expedition of 1901-4

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Elmwood, Franz Josef Land, 1895

Elmwood, Franz Josef Land, 1895
Illustration of Elmwood, the base of the Jackson-Harmsworth Polar Expedition on Franz Josef Land, 1895. At the time, this was the most Northerly British settlement in the world

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Sir Douglas Mawson and Lady Mawson, London, 1914

Sir Douglas Mawson and Lady Mawson, London, 1914
Photograph of Sir Douglas Mawson (1882-1958), the Australian explorer and geologist, pictured with his wife on arrival at Victoria, London, 1914

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: PRS Discovery and hydrogen balloon, Antarctic, 1902

PRS Discovery and hydrogen balloon, Antarctic, 1902
Photograph showing members of the National Antarctic Expedition of 1901-4 deflating an hydrogen balloon, with the Polar Research Ship Discovery in the background, Antarctic, 4th February 1902

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: The Midnight Sun, Hammerfest, Norway, 1897

The Midnight Sun, Hammerfest, Norway, 1897
Photograph showing the Midnight sun, as seen from the cliffs near Hammerfest in Norway, the Northernmost town in the world, 1897

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: The Sinking of the Eira, Cape Flora, 1881

The Sinking of the Eira, Cape Flora, 1881
Engraving showing the yacht Eira, commanded by Benjamin Leigh Smith, crushed by the ice and sinking off Cape Flora, Franz Joseph Land, 21st August 1881

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Dr. Frederick A. Cook (1865-1940)

Dr. Frederick A. Cook (1865-1940)
Photographic portrait of Dr. Frederick A. Cook, the US explorer and physician, pictured in 1909. He claimed to be the first man to reach the North Pole, on 21st April 1909

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Russian Criminals in Siberia, 1882

Russian Criminals in Siberia, 1882
Engraving showing a group of Russian criminals being marched through a snowstorm, Siberia, 1882. They are accompanied on this march by a number of Russian soldiers. Date: 1882

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Men of the Jackson-Harmsworth Polar Expedition hunting walru

Men of the Jackson-Harmsworth Polar Expedition hunting walru
Illustration showing the crew of the Jackson-Harmsworth Polar Expedition, in their boats shooting walrus, near Franz Josef Land, 1896

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: The Fram released from the Ice, Greenland Sea, 1896

The Fram released from the Ice, Greenland Sea, 1896
Illustration showing Fridtjof Nansens ship the Fram as it was released from the Arctic ice pack, by detonating an explosive charge in the ice underneath the vessel, 1896

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: The Panchan Lama, 1932

The Panchan Lama, 1932
Photograph of His Serene Holiness the Panchan Lama in his ceremonial clothes, Peking, October 1932. The Panchan Lama is second in the Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy to the Dalai Lama

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Training Anti-Socialists, London, 1909

Training Anti-Socialists, London, 1909
Photograph showing a training meeting of the Anti-Socialist Union of Great Britain, Victoria Street, London, 1909. On the right of the picture is Mr. Blumenfeld, editor of the Daily Express newspaper

Background imageImages Dated 20th August 2004: Crocuses growing in PRS Discoverys wardroom, 1902

Crocuses growing in PRS Discoverys wardroom, 1902
Illustration showing the wardroom of the Polar Research Ship Discovery, Easter Sunday, 1902. Several of the ships officers can be seen climbing onto the dining table to look at their pots of crocuses



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