PONTING (HERBERT G.) 3 vol. associated with Ponting's film, a presentation inscr. from Kathleen Scott, and a vintage print by Bowers at the South Pole (3)
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PONTING (HERBERT GEORGE) and HENRY ROBERTSON BOWERS Three volumes associated with Ponting's film, a presentation inscription from Kathleen Scott, and a vintage print by Bowers at the South Pole (3)
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PONTING (HERBERT GEORGE) and HENRY ROBERTSON BOWERS

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  • Gaumont bought the rights to Ponting's films of Scott's expedition and screened their edit of them, until Ponting purchased the rights for himself.

    The inserted material in Scott's Last Expedition includes: cutting from the Australian Kinematograph Journal for 23 March 1913, mentioning Fred Gent and the screening of the films before Lady Scott and members of the expedition; photograph of the Terra Nova off Cape of Good Hope; a series on postcards of Ponting's photographs, courtesy of the Fine Art Society; stills from a cut-up copy of the brochure for The Great White Silence; 3 photographic images of models (a "birds-eye" sketch of Cape Evans and Mount Erebus made for inclusion in the film of Scott's expedition, and 2 others to illustrate the Beardmore Glacier) and an aerial view showing the Terra Nova at anchor in relation to Mt. Erebus (loose); PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN BY BOWERS, SHOWING AMUNDSEN'S TENT AT THE SOUTH POLE, surrounded by Scott, Wilson, Oates and Evans; a small photograph captioned on the verso 'Pony Camp with Snow Barrier to protect them from the weather Neg by Lt. Bowers' and inscribed 'B25'; a photograph of a tent discovered by the search party, taken by Trygge Gran; a photograph of tugs accompanying Terra Nova out of Lyttelton on 26 November 1910; 3 photographs of gulls and penguins, one with caption identifying Frank Debenham as the photographer, and a further view likely to have been taken by him; a few inches of 35ml. film (8 frames of a still showing the polar party, 10 moving frames of a small two-funnelled warship dressed overall), loosely inserted.
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