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Background imagePolar Collection: Atlas of Gerardus Mercator, 1595, map of the Arctic to the North Pole and surrounding

Atlas of Gerardus Mercator, 1595, map of the Arctic to the North Pole and surrounding lands within and outside the Arctic Circle

Background imagePolar Collection: Beyond Mans Footsteps, 1894 (1909). Artist: Briton Riviere

Beyond Mans Footsteps, 1894 (1909). Artist: Briton Riviere
Beyond Mans Footsteps, 1894 (1909). In the icy wilderness around the North Pole. From Harmsworth History of the World, Volume 8, by Arthur Mee, J.A. Hammerton, & A.D. Innes, M.A

Background imagePolar Collection: The Polar Star, 1920. Artist: William Shackleton

The Polar Star, 1920. Artist: William Shackleton
The Polar Star, 1920. Painting held Bradford Museums and Galleries, Bradford. From The Studio Volume 83. [London Offices of the Studio, London, 1922]

Background imagePolar Collection: The Fram in the Bay of Whales, Antarctica, 1911-1912

The Fram in the Bay of Whales, Antarctica, 1911-1912. Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) led the first expedition to reach the South Pole, arriving at the Pole on 14th December 1911

Background imagePolar Collection: Ernest Shackleton, British explorer, c1909

Ernest Shackleton, British explorer, c1909. Portrait of Shackleton (1874-1922) from his book The Heart of the Antarctic, an account of his expedition of 1908-1909 on board the Nimrod

Background imagePolar Collection: Byrd, Richard Evelyn, Commander, portrait photograph, 1928 May 9. Creator: Arnold Genthe

Byrd, Richard Evelyn, Commander, portrait photograph, 1928 May 9. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Byrd, Richard Evelyn, Commander, portrait photograph, 1928 May 9

Background imagePolar Collection: Captain Austin's Expedition, Sent in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Captain Austin's Expedition, Sent in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Captain Austin's Expedition, Sent in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1850. Ships bound for the Arctic: The Expedition consists of the Resolute, Captain H. T

Background imagePolar Collection: Burford's Panorama of the Polar Regions - The 'Investigator' Snow-Walled in for Winter, 1850

Burford's Panorama of the Polar Regions - The "Investigator" Snow-Walled in for Winter, 1850. Sailors at Port Leopold, Canada

Background imagePolar Collection: Astrocompass, Mark II, 'Excalibur III'. Creator: W. W. Boes Co

Astrocompass, Mark II, "Excalibur III". Creator: W. W. Boes Co
Aluminum with black enamel finish. Approx. 4" dia. x 12" high. Used in polar navigation. Nameplate on the base reads " ASTRO-COMPASS MK II / The W.W. BOES CO. / DAYTON, OHOIO, USA

Background imagePolar Collection: Sir Ernest Shackleton, c1920. Creator: Unknown

Sir Ernest Shackleton, c1920. Creator: Unknown
Sir Ernest Shackleton, c1920. Portrait of British explorer Shackleton (1874-1922) who made three expeditions to the Antarctic

Background imagePolar Collection: Robert Falcon Scott, 1912. Creator: Unknown

Robert Falcon Scott, 1912. Creator: Unknown
Robert Falcon Scott, 1912. British explorer Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) looking through a telescope during The Terra Nova Expedition to the south pole in 1912

Background imagePolar Collection: Earth from the Meditteranean sea to Antarctica, viewed from Apollo 17, December 1972

Earth from the Meditteranean sea to Antarctica, viewed from Apollo 17, December 1972. This was the first photograph of the south polar ice cap

Background imagePolar Collection: Exercising the Dogs, 1936

Exercising the Dogs, 1936. George Marston leading the dogs down on to the floe from the Endurance. Shackleton is standing on the platform overlooking the gangway

Background imagePolar Collection: Captain Scotts ship, the Terra Nova, entering pack ice of South Polar Regions

Captain Scotts ship, the Terra Nova, entering pack ice of South Polar Regions
Prelude to Adventure. Captain Scotts ship, the Terra Nova, entering the pack ice of the South Polar regions, c1910-192, (1936) From Shipping Wonders of the World, Vol

Background imagePolar Collection: William Barents Arctic expedition, 1596-1597 (1598)

William Barents Arctic expedition, 1596-1597 (1598). Members of the crew killing and skinning bears outside the cabin in which the expedition wintered

Background imagePolar Collection: Cover of Roald Amundsen, Explorer by Charles Turley, 1935. Artist: Charles Turley

Cover of Roald Amundsen, Explorer by Charles Turley, 1935. Artist: Charles Turley
Cover of Roald Amundsen, Explorer by Charles Turley, 1935. Norwegian explorer. Amundsen (1872-1928) led the first expedition to reach the South Pole, arriving at the Pole in December 1911

Background imagePolar Collection: Commander Evans observing an Occulation of Jupiter, Antarctica, 1910-1912. Artist

Commander Evans observing an Occulation of Jupiter, Antarctica, 1910-1912. Artist
Commander Evans observing an Occulation of Jupiter, Antarctica, 1910-1912. Edward Evans (1881-1957) was second in command of Captain Scotts Antarctic expedition of 1910-1913

Background imagePolar Collection: Music in the Hut, Scotts South Pole expedition, 1911. Artist: Herbert Ponting

Music in the Hut, Scotts South Pole expedition, 1911. Artist: Herbert Ponting
Music in the Hut, Scotts South Pole expedition, 1911. Scene during the Terra Nova Expedition (1910-1913). Scott and four companions reached the Pole on 17 January 1912

Background imagePolar Collection: The Main Party at Cape Evans after the Winter, Scotts South Pole expedition, Antarctica, 1911

The Main Party at Cape Evans after the Winter, Scotts South Pole expedition, Antarctica, 1911. Group portrait of the members of the expedition taken before the polar party set out in October 1911

Background imagePolar Collection: In Winter Quarters Working on Maps and Records, Antarctica, 1911-1912. Artist

In Winter Quarters Working on Maps and Records, Antarctica, 1911-1912. Artist
In Winter Quarters Working on Maps and Records, Antarctica, 1911-1912. Scene from Captain Scotts Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole

Background imagePolar Collection: Captain Scotts last Birthday Dinner, Antarctica, June 6th 1911

Captain Scotts last Birthday Dinner, Antarctica, June 6th 1911. During the Terra Nova Expedition (1910-1913) to the South Pole

Background imagePolar Collection: Dr Atkinson in his Laboratory, 1911-1912. Artist: Herbert Ponting

Dr Atkinson in his Laboratory, 1911-1912. Artist: Herbert Ponting
Dr Atkinson in his Laboratory, 1911-1912. Edward Atkinson, the expeditions doctor, took over the leadership of the Terra Nova expeddition after Captain Scott was missing, believed dead

Background imagePolar Collection: Oates and Meares at the Blubber Stove in the Stables, Antarctica, 1911. Artist

Oates and Meares at the Blubber Stove in the Stables, Antarctica, 1911. Artist
Oates and Meares at the Blubber Stove in the Stables, Antarctica, 1911. Two of the members of Captain Scotts Terra Nova South Pole expedtion

Background imagePolar Collection: Lieutenant Evans surveying in the Antarctic, 1911-1912. Artist: Herbert Ponting

Lieutenant Evans surveying in the Antarctic, 1911-1912. Artist: Herbert Ponting
Lieutenant Evans surveying in the Antarctic, 1911-1912. Evans using the 4 inch theodolite used to locate the South Pole on Captain Scotts Antarctic expedition of 1910-1913

Background imagePolar Collection: Captain Bartlett and his Party, 1910

Captain Bartlett and his Party, 1910. Born in Newfoundland, Robert Bartlett was a noted ice navigator and Arctic explorer of the late 19th and early 20th century

Background imagePolar Collection: Roald Amundsen in polar kit, Antarctica, 1911-1912

Roald Amundsen in polar kit, Antarctica, 1911-1912. From The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the Fram 1910-12, frontispiece to Vol 2 by Roald Amundsen

Background imagePolar Collection: A Winter Evening at Framheim, Amundsens South Pole expedition, Antarctica, 1911-1912

A Winter Evening at Framheim, Amundsens South Pole expedition, Antarctica, 1911-1912. From The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expeditian in the Fram, 1910-12 Vol 1 by Roald Amundsen

Background imagePolar Collection: The carpenters shop, Amundsens South Pole expedition, Antarctica, 1911-1912. Artist

The carpenters shop, Amundsens South Pole expedition, Antarctica, 1911-1912. Artist
The carpenters shop, Amundsens South Pole expedition, Antarctica, 1911-1912. Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) led the first expedition to reach the South Pole

Background imagePolar Collection: Improvised sounding tackle, Antarctica, 1911-1912

Improvised sounding tackle, Antarctica, 1911-1912. Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) led the first expedition to reach the South Pole, arriving at the Pole on 14th December 1911

Background imagePolar Collection: Petty Officer Patrick Keohane, a member of Captain Scotts Antarctic expedition, 1910-1913

Petty Officer Patrick Keohane, a member of Captain Scotts Antarctic expedition, 1910-1913

Background imagePolar Collection: Cecil H Meares, a member of Captain Scotts Antarctic expedition, 1910-1913. Artist

Cecil H Meares, a member of Captain Scotts Antarctic expedition, 1910-1913. Artist
Cecil H Meares, a member of Captain Scotts Antarctic expedition, 1910-1913

Background imagePolar Collection: Bernard C Day, a member of Captain Scotts Antarctic expedition, 1910-1913. Artist

Bernard C Day, a member of Captain Scotts Antarctic expedition, 1910-1913. Artist
Bernard C Day, a member of Captain Scotts Antarctic expedition, 1910-1913

Background imagePolar Collection: Charless Wright, a member of Captain Scotts Antarctic expedition, 1910-1913. Artist

Charless Wright, a member of Captain Scotts Antarctic expedition, 1910-1913. Artist
Charless Wright, a member of Captain Scotts Antarctic expedition, 1910-1913

Background imagePolar Collection: Members of Captain Scotts Antarctic expedition, 1910-1913. Artist: Herbert Ponting

Members of Captain Scotts Antarctic expedition, 1910-1913. Artist: Herbert Ponting
Members of Captain Scotts Antarctic expedition, 1910-1913. Four members of the Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole. Charless Wright, Bernard C Day, Cecil H Meares and Petty Officer Patrick Keohane

Background imagePolar Collection: Herbert Ponting, British photographer, in the Antarctic, 1910-1912

Herbert Ponting, British photographer, in the Antarctic, 1910-1912. Ponting (1870-1935) with a cinematographic camera on the Terra Nova expedition (1910-1913) to the South Pole led by Captain Scott

Background imagePolar Collection: Captain Scott, British polar explorer, in the Antarctic, 1911. Artist: Herbert Ponting

Captain Scott, British polar explorer, in the Antarctic, 1911. Artist: Herbert Ponting
Captain Scott, British polar explorer, in the Antarctic, 1911. Scott (1868-1912) in his den at Winter Quarters, during the Terra Nova Expedition (1910-1913) to the South Pole

Background imagePolar Collection: Robert Falcon Scott, British Antarctic explorer, 1914

Robert Falcon Scott, British Antarctic explorer, 1914. Portrait of Captain Scott (1868-1912 )in naval uniform from a trade calendar for 1914

Background imagePolar Collection: The Meeting of Jackson and Nansen, c1893-1896, (1897)

The Meeting of Jackson and Nansen, c1893-1896, (1897). Frederick George Jackson (1860-1938) was a British Arctic explorer who led the expedition to Franz Josef Land (1894-1897)

Background imagePolar Collection: Beyond Mans Footsteps, c1894, (1928). Artist: Briton Riviere

Beyond Mans Footsteps, c1894, (1928). Artist: Briton Riviere
Beyond Mans Footsteps, c1894, (1928). Painting held at the Tate Britain. From The Book of Polar Exploration, by E. L. Elias M.A. [George G. Harrap & Company Ltd, London, 1928]

Background imagePolar Collection: Western Franz Josef Land, 1899

Western Franz Josef Land, 1899. Map showing discoveries and sledge journeys from 1894 to 1897. From an account of the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition to Franz-Josef Land in the Arctic

Background imagePolar Collection: Antarctic 100 Memorial, Waterfront Park, Cardiff, Wales

Antarctic 100 Memorial, Waterfront Park, Cardiff, Wales. Commissioned by the Captain Scott Society to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Age of Antarctic Discovery

Background imagePolar Collection: Norwegian Church and Antarctic 100 Memorial, Waterfront Park, Cardiff, Wales

Norwegian Church and Antarctic 100 Memorial, Waterfront Park, Cardiff, Wales. Commissioned by the Captain Scott Society to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Age of Antarctic Discovery

Background imagePolar Collection: Roald Engelbrecht Gravning Amundsen, Norwegian explorer

Roald Engelbrecht Gravning Amundsen, Norwegian explorer. Amundsen (1872-1928) led the first expedition to reach the South Pole, arriving at the Pole in December 1911

Background imagePolar Collection: Cleaning the Accumulators Before Stowing Away. July, 1895, (1897)

Cleaning the Accumulators Before Stowing Away. July, 1895, (1897). From Farthest North, Vol. 2 by Fridtjof Nansen. [Archibald Constable and Company, London, 1897]

Background imagePolar Collection: Channel Astern of the Fram. June, 1895, (1897)

Channel Astern of the Fram. June, 1895, (1897). Fram (Forward) was a ship used in northern and southern polar expeditions by the Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen

Background imagePolar Collection: Ice-Smithy. May, 1895, 1897

Ice-Smithy. May, 1895, 1897. From Farthest North, Vol. 2 by Fridtjof Nansen. [Archibald Constable and Company, London, 1897]

Background imagePolar Collection: Fitting the Hand-Sledges with Runners. July, 1895, (1897)

Fitting the Hand-Sledges with Runners. July, 1895, (1897). From Farthest North, Vol. 2 by Fridtjof Nansen. [Archibald Constable and Company, London, 1897]

Background imagePolar Collection: The Fram when dug out of the Pressure-Mound. End of March, 1895, (1897)

The Fram when dug out of the Pressure-Mound. End of March, 1895, (1897). Fram (Forward) is a ship used in northern and southern polar expeditions by the Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen



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