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Background imageDesolate Collection: Sledging, 1911, (1913). Artist: Edward Wilson

Sledging, 1911, (1913). Artist: Edward Wilson
Sledging, 1911, (1913). The final expedition of British Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) left London on 1 June 1910 bound for the South Pole

Background imageDesolate Collection: Beach at Gravelines, 1890. Artist: Georges-Pierre Seurat

Beach at Gravelines, 1890. Artist: Georges-Pierre Seurat
Beach at Gravelines, 1890. From the Courtauld Institute Galleries, London

Background imageDesolate Collection: Looking North in McMurdo Sound, 1911, (1946). Creator: Edward Wilson

Looking North in McMurdo Sound, 1911, (1946). Creator: Edward Wilson
Looking North in McMurdo Sound, 1911, (1946). View of seals in Antarctica by Dr Edward Wilson, a member of Robert Falcon Scotts doomed expedition to the South Pole

Background imageDesolate Collection: A Sunset from Hut Point, April 2nd, 1911, (1913). Artist: Edward Wilson

A Sunset from Hut Point, April 2nd, 1911, (1913). Artist: Edward Wilson
A Sunset from Hut Point, April 2nd, 1911, (1913). The final expedition of British Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) left London on 1 June 1910 bound for the South Pole

Background imageDesolate Collection: Bailleul, 1918, Sept 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

Bailleul, 1918, Sept 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
Bailleul, 1918, Sept 1918. The ruins of Bailleul, France after the German forces left on August 30, 1918 during the Battle of Bailleul which was part of the Battle of the Lys in World War I

Background imageDesolate Collection: Castle at Ham, 2 Mar 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

Castle at Ham, 2 Mar 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
Castle at Ham, 2 Mar 1918 (date created or published later). The Cha^teau de Ham (fort or forteresse de Ham), a castle in Ham, Somme department

Background imageDesolate Collection: Chaplain & stretcher bearers, France, 27 Aug 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

Chaplain & stretcher bearers, France, 27 Aug 1917. Creator: Bain News Service
Chaplain & stretcher bearers, France, 27 Aug 1917. Ground recovered near the River Meuse, near Beaumont, on August 27, 1917

Background imageDesolate Collection: French trench, 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

French trench, 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
French trench, 1918 (date created or published later).

Background imageDesolate Collection: Choisy Au Bac, Houses burned by Germans, 6 Nov 1914 (date created and published later)

Choisy Au Bac, Houses burned by Germans, 6 Nov 1914 (date created and published later). Creator: Bain News Service
Choisy Au Bac, Houses burned by Germans, 6 Nov 1914 (date created and published later). A street with houses in Choisy-au-Bac, France which were damaged by German forces during World War I.

Background imageDesolate Collection: House burned by Germans, Choisy Au Bac, 16 Nov 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

House burned by Germans, Choisy Au Bac, 16 Nov 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
House burned by Germans, Choisy Au Bac, 16 Nov 1918 (date created or published later). A house burned by German soldiers in France during World War I.

Background imageDesolate Collection: Senlis, Rue de la Republique, 1914. Creator: Bain News Service

Senlis, Rue de la Republique, 1914. Creator: Bain News Service
Senlis, Rue de la Republique, 1914. War damage from German bombs in Senlis, France, during World War I.

Background imageDesolate Collection: Haelen after battle, 1914. Creator: Bain News Service

Haelen after battle, 1914. Creator: Bain News Service
Haelen after battle, 1914. Damaged buildings in Haelen, Belgium after the Battle of Haelen which was fought by the German and Belgian armies on August 12, 1914 during World War I.

Background imageDesolate Collection: Soissons after bombardment, 1914. Creator: Bain News Service

Soissons after bombardment, 1914. Creator: Bain News Service
Soissons after bombardment, 1914. Buildings in Soissons, France after bombardment by German forces during World War I.

Background imageDesolate Collection: River Vakh, 1928. Creator: Dmitrii Innokent'evich Karatanov

River Vakh, 1928. Creator: Dmitrii Innokent'evich Karatanov
River Vakh, 1928. V. I. Surikov Museum of Art in Krasnoiarsk

Background imageDesolate Collection: The island of St. Paul in the Indian Ocean, undated. (c1850s) Creator: Joseph Selleny

The island of St. Paul in the Indian Ocean, undated. (c1850s) Creator: Joseph Selleny
The island of St. Paul in the Indian Ocean, undated. (c1850s)

Background imageDesolate Collection: Harrison Schmitt works the scoop on the lunar surface, Apollo 17 mission, December 1972

Harrison Schmitt works the scoop on the lunar surface, Apollo 17 mission, December 1972. US astronaut Harrison Schmitt (born 1935), the 12th man to walk on the Moon

Background imageDesolate Collection: Harrison Schmitt collects lunar rake samples, Apollo 17 mission, December 1972. Creator: NASA

Harrison Schmitt collects lunar rake samples, Apollo 17 mission, December 1972. Creator: NASA
Harrison Schmitt collects lunar rake samples, Apollo 17 mission, December 1972. US astronaut Harrison Schmitt (born 1935), the 12th man to walk on the Moon

Background imageDesolate Collection: The Last Rest (The Grave of Scott, Wilson and Bowers), November 1912, (1913)

The Last Rest (The Grave of Scott, Wilson and Bowers), November 1912, (1913). A snow cairn with cross on top marks the tent in which expedition leader Captain Robert Scott

Background imageDesolate Collection: The Prophet Jeremiah Mourning over the Destruction of Jerusalem, 1630

The Prophet Jeremiah Mourning over the Destruction of Jerusalem, 1630. Artist: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
The Prophet Jeremiah Mourning over the Destruction of Jerusalem, 1630. From the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Background imageDesolate Collection: The Wilderness Battlefield, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Wilderness Battlefield, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Wilderness Battlefield, 1864. This is where Generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant had fought to a bloody draw in May 1864

Background imageDesolate Collection: Christs Descent into Hell. Creator: Unknown

Christs Descent into Hell. Creator: Unknown
Christs Descent into Hell. Desolate landscape with a burning city at the right and the river Styx

Background imageDesolate Collection: Saint Anthony the Abbot in the Wilderness, ca. 1435. Creator: Master of the Osservanza Triptych

Saint Anthony the Abbot in the Wilderness, ca. 1435. Creator: Master of the Osservanza Triptych
Saint Anthony the Abbot in the Wilderness, ca. 1435

Background imageDesolate Collection: Hut Point from Observation Hill, 1911, (1946). Creator: Unknown

Hut Point from Observation Hill, 1911, (1946). Creator: Unknown
Hut Point from Observation Hill, 1911, (1946). View of the coast of Antarctica at Hut Point Peninsula on Ross Island. After a watercolour by Dr Edward Wilson

Background imageDesolate Collection: Narofiord, Norway, 1936. Creator: Unknown

Narofiord, Norway, 1936. Creator: Unknown
Narofiord, Norway, 1936. Lithograph from original work of Adelsteen Normann (1848-1918). From " Bibbys Annual 1936", edited by Joseph Bibby. [J. Bibby & Sons, Ltd. Liverpool, 1936]

Background imageDesolate Collection: Battlefield of Plataea, 1890. Creator: Unknown

Battlefield of Plataea, 1890. Creator: Unknown
Battlefield of Plataea, 1890. The Battle of Plataea 479 BC, final land battle of the second Persian invasion of Greece, an alliance of Greek city-states defeated the Persian Empire of Xerxes I

Background imageDesolate Collection: Bavarian Landscape in Spring, Philipp Graf, 20th century. Artist: Philipp Graf

Bavarian Landscape in Spring, Philipp Graf, 20th century. Artist: Philipp Graf
Bavarian Landscape in Spring, Philipp Graf, 20th century. From a private collection

Background imageDesolate Collection: The most desolate woman in the world, c1820. Creator: George Cruikshank

The most desolate woman in the world, c1820. Creator: George Cruikshank
The most desolate woman in the world, c1820. Thy daughter, then, could hear thee weep; but now she sleeps the dreamless sleep

Background imageDesolate Collection: Parts of the Commonwealth and Dominion Ranges, c1908, (1909)

Parts of the Commonwealth and Dominion Ranges, c1908, (1909)
Parts of the Commonwealth and Dominion Ranges, Photographed on the way down the Glacier. Pressure Ice Shows at the Foot of the Mountains, c1908, (1909)

Background imageDesolate Collection: Looking North Towards Cape Royds, c1908, (1909)

Looking North Towards Cape Royds, c1908, (1909)
Looking North Towards Cape Royds, from Cape Barne. The Smooth Ice Shown was the Exercising Ground for the Ponies During the Spring, c1908, (1909)

Background imageDesolate Collection: Blasted landscape, Belloy-en-Santerre, northern France, c1914-c1918

Blasted landscape, Belloy-en-Santerre, northern France, c1914-c1918. Photograph from a series of glass plate stereoview images depicting scenes from World War I (1914-1918)

Background imageDesolate Collection: The Top of Mount Suess, Looking South, c1911, (1913). Artist: Herbert Ponting

The Top of Mount Suess, Looking South, c1911, (1913). Artist: Herbert Ponting
The Top of Mount Suess, Looking South. Two Figures [Forde and Taylor] on the Summit Give Some Idea of the Stupendous Cliffs 2000 Feet High, c1911, (1913). View looking towards Miller Glacier

Background imageDesolate Collection: Hansens Grave On Cape Adare, 1911, (1913). Artist: G Murray Levick

Hansens Grave On Cape Adare, 1911, (1913). Artist: G Murray Levick
Hansens Grave On Cape Adare, 1911, (1913). Norwegian zoologist and Antarctic explorer Nicolai Hanson (1870-1899) was a member of the Southern Cross Expedition led by Carsten Borchgrevink to

Background imageDesolate Collection: Panorama from Discovery Bluff, c1911, (1913). Artist: Frank Debenham

Panorama from Discovery Bluff, c1911, (1913). Artist: Frank Debenham
Panorama from Discovery Bluff, Looking North-West Up The Mackay Glacier to the Great Ice Plateau, c1911, (1913). Landmarks: Mount Suess, Great Ice Plateau, Gondola Ridge, Mount Tryggve Gran

Background imageDesolate Collection: A Berg Calving from a Glacier at Cape Crozier, c1911, (1913). Artist: Herbert Ponting

A Berg Calving from a Glacier at Cape Crozier, c1911, (1913). Artist: Herbert Ponting
A Berg Calving from a Glacier at Cape Crozier, c1911, (1913). The final expedition of British Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912)

Background imageDesolate Collection: The Summit of Erebus, c1912, (1913). Artist: Tryggve Gran

The Summit of Erebus, c1912, (1913). Artist: Tryggve Gran
The Summit of Erebus, c1912, (1913). Erebus is the second-highest volcano in Antarctica and the southernmost active volcano on Earth

Background imageDesolate Collection: Frost-Smoke, 1911, 1913. Artist: Herbert Ponting

Frost-Smoke, 1911, 1913. Artist: Herbert Ponting
Frost-Smoke, 1911, 1913. Frost smoke off Glacier Tongue. The final expedition of British Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912)

Background imageDesolate Collection: The South-West End of Alph Avenue, 1912, (1913). Artist: Frank Debenham

The South-West End of Alph Avenue, 1912, (1913). Artist: Frank Debenham
The South-West End of Alph Avenue, Showing Our Return Route Between The Ice Pinnacles and the Moraine, 1912, (1913). Ice falls and Royal Society Range beyond Terminus Camp, Koettlitz Glacier

Background imageDesolate Collection: The Ramparts of Mount Erebus, c1911, (1913). Artist: Herbert Ponting

The Ramparts of Mount Erebus, c1911, (1913). Artist: Herbert Ponting
The Ramparts of Mount Erebus, c1911, (1913). The final expedition of British Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) left London on 1 June 1910 bound for the South Pole

Background imageDesolate Collection: An April Sunset from Hut Point, Looking West, 1911, (1913). Artist: Edward Wilson

An April Sunset from Hut Point, Looking West, 1911, (1913). Artist: Edward Wilson
An April Sunset from Hut Point, Looking West, 1911, (1913). The final expedition of British Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912)

Background imageDesolate Collection: A Steep Gully Cut By The Alph River Through The Koettlitz Glacier, c1911, (1913)

A Steep Gully Cut By The Alph River Through The Koettlitz Glacier, c1911, (1913)
A Steep Gully Cut By The Alph River Through The Ancient Lateral Moraine of the Koettlitz Glacier, c1911, (1913). The final expedition of British Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott

Background imageDesolate Collection: The Ramp and the Slopes of Erebus, 1911, (1913). Artist: Edward Wilson

The Ramp and the Slopes of Erebus, 1911, (1913). Artist: Edward Wilson
The Ramp and the Slopes of Erebus, 1911, (1913). The final expedition of British Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) left London on 1 June 1910 bound for the South Pole

Background imageDesolate Collection: The Hut After The Winter, c1911, (1913). Artist: Herbert Ponting

The Hut After The Winter, c1911, (1913). Artist: Herbert Ponting
The Hut After The Winter, c1911, (1913). The final expedition of British Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) left London on 1 June 1910 bound for the South Pole

Background imageDesolate Collection: The Koettlitz Glacier, Just North of Heald Island, Showing Ice Pinnacles, Etc c1911, (1913)

The Koettlitz Glacier, Just North of Heald Island, Showing Ice Pinnacles, Etc c1911, (1913)
The Koettlitz Glacier, Just North of Heald Island, Showing Ice Pinnacles, Etc. Nearly One Hundred Feet High, c1911, (1913)

Background imageDesolate Collection: The Hut at Cape Adare, c1911, (1913). Artist: G Murray Levick

The Hut at Cape Adare, c1911, (1913). Artist: G Murray Levick
The Hut at Cape Adare, c1911, (1913). The final expedition of British Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) left London on 1 June 1910 bound for the South Pole

Background imageDesolate Collection: Alcove Camp in a Surface Gully of the Taylor Glacier, c1911, (1913). Artist: Frank Debenham

Alcove Camp in a Surface Gully of the Taylor Glacier, c1911, (1913). Artist: Frank Debenham
Alcove Camp in a Surface Gully of the Taylor Glacier, c1911, (1913). The final expedition of British Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912)

Background imageDesolate Collection: The Shadow of Mount Erebus on the Clouds, September 1911, (1913). Artist: Frank Debenham

The Shadow of Mount Erebus on the Clouds, September 1911, (1913). Artist: Frank Debenham
The Shadow of Mount Erebus on the Clouds, September 1911, (1913). The final expedition of British Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912)

Background imageDesolate Collection: Open Water in the Ross Sea, c1910–1913, (1913). Artist: Herbert Ponting

Open Water in the Ross Sea, c1910–1913, (1913). Artist: Herbert Ponting
Open Water in the Ross Sea, c1910– 1913, (1913). The final expedition of British Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) left London on 1 June 1910 bound for the South Pole

Background imageDesolate Collection: Telephotograph of the Mount Lister Scarp, 10 February 1911, (1913). Artist: Herbert Ponting

Telephotograph of the Mount Lister Scarp, 10 February 1911, (1913). Artist: Herbert Ponting
Telephotograph of the Mount Lister Scarp, 13, 000 Feet High, Showing The Cwm Valleys (Taken from Cape Evans, 60 miles to the East), 10 February 1911, (1913)



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