Description: 'Photograph (Cinematograph Film) entitled 'With Captain Scott [Royal Navy] to the South Pole (British Antarctic Expedition)'. 'Five men looking over side of [Steam Yacht] 'Terra Nova' at Ice floe in distance No 2' by Herbert Ponting (1870-1935).
Our Catalogue Reference: COPY 1/562/90
This image shows a single frame from the very short (3-4 frame) sections of nitrate film stock accessioned at The National Archives from Herbert Ponting's footage of the Antarctic. For preservation reasons copies were made of of the original nitrate negatives and these were used to produce modern black and white Kodak prints of the clips which we have scanned for the web. The quality of the resultant images is variable.
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