'Captain MacClintock's Search for Franklin, 1859: The Discovery of the...Relics
'Captain MacClintock's Search for Franklin, 1859: The Discovery of the Ross Cairn Relics by Lieutenant Hobson, of the Yacht 'Fox', May 6', (1901). Admiral Francis McClintock led an expedition which confirmed the fate of John Franklin's 1845 expedition to find the Northwest Passage. William Hobson, a member of McClintock's team, found the only written record left by Franklin's expedition, buried under a cairn. The document recorded Sir John Franklin's death on 11 June 1847. From "The Illustrated London News Record of the Glorious Reign of Queen Victoria 1837-1901: The Life and Accession of King Edward VII. and the Life of Queen Alexandra". [London, 1901]
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Liner in a field of ice, and people waiting for news of the 'Titanic' disaster, April 20, 1912
Liner in a field of ice, and people waiting for news of the 'Titanic' disaster, April 20, 1912. 'A Liner Threading Her Way Through a Field of Ice in the North Atlantic', and 'The Hours of Awful Suspense in London' - relatives and friends at the White Star Line offices at Oceanic House, Cockspur Street. The White Star Line ship RMS 'Titanic' struck an iceberg in thick fog off Newfoundland on 14 April 1912. She was the largest and most luxurious ocean liner of her time, and thought to be unsinkable. In the collision, five of her watertight compartments were compromised and she sank. Out of the 2228 people on board, only 705 survived. A major cause of the loss of life was the insufficient number of lifeboats she carried. Page 14, from "Titanic In Memoriam Number", a special supplement in "The Daily Graphic" newspaper issued following the sinking of the 'Titanic' on 15 April 1912, published on 20 April 1912.
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Long-visored bentwood hunting hat worn by high status Aleut men early in the 19th
Long-visored bentwood hunting hat worn by high status Aleut men early in the 19th C both indicating their rank and making the wearer birdlike. Painted with a stylized animal and and decorated with ivory amulets the hats pleased the spirits of prey. Each sea lion bristle indicated a successful hunt. Country of Origin: USA-Alaska. Culture: Eskimo. Date/Period: early 19th C. Place of Origin: Aleutian Islands. Material Size: wood, ivory, glass beads L=40 cm. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ British Museum, London . Location: 03.
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