Description: 'Photograph (Cinematograph Film) entitled 'With Captain Scott [Royal Navy] to the South Pole (British Antarctic Expedition)'. [Steam Yacht] 'Terra Nova' in background also ice floe. Ship's boat and hut on ice in foreground' by Herbert Ponting (1870-1935).
Our Catalogue Reference: COPY 1/562/101
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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