BOWERS (HENRY ROBERTSON 'Birdie') The Polar Party and their sledge; and a note (2)
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BOWERS (HENRY ROBERTSON 'Birdie') The Polar Party and their sledge; and a note (2)
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BOWERS (HENRY ROBERTSON 'Birdie')
"The Polar Party and their Sledge", gelatin silver print, 125 x 165mm., each member identified in ink by Apsley Gerrard-Garrard on the mount, [1912]; together with later explanatory note in the hand of Angus McMillan, a friend of Edith Bowers (2)

Footnotes

  • The note reads as follows: "The Polar Party and their sledge. Photograph taken by Lieut. H. R. Bowers on the Polar Plateau showing his companions harnessed to their sledge. The Film from which this was taken was brought back by Capt. R. F. Scott to the final camp where he and his other two surviving comrades died. It lay beside the body of the dead leader for eight months before it was found. It was developed a month later in the hut at Cape Evans. The writing is by Apsley Cherry Garrard. The photograph belonged to Mrs. Bowers". Supplementary Photograph A in the Fine Art Society catalogue.

    Provenance: Emily Bowers (mother); Edith Bowers (sister); Mr. Angus McMillan of Paisley, and thence by descent.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this image is a variant of Supplementary Photograph A in the Fine Art Society catalogue.
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