ANTARCTICA [PONTING (HERBERT G.)] Unloading coal from a sled at Winter Quarters, Cape Evans, during the Terra Nova expedition

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Lot 9
ANTARCTICA
[PONTING (HERBERT G.)] Unloading coal from a sled at Winter Quarters, Cape Evans, during the Terra Nova expedition

Sold for £ 1,680 (US$ 2,088) inc. premium
ANTARCTICA
[PONTING (HERBERT G.)] Unloading coal from a sled at Winter Quarters, Cape Evans, during the Terra Nova expedition, silver gelatin print, manuscript caption on mount ("British Antarctic Expedition, 1910. Terra Nova, R.Y.S. Captn. R.F. Scott, C.V.O., R.N. Crown Patent Fuel at Winter Quarters, Cape Evans."), approximately 310 x 390mm., 1910; accompanied by a typed letter signed ("R Scott"), to the Crown Patent Fuel Company (Cardiff), Cape Evans, 23rd January 1911, both framed and glazed (2)

Footnotes

  • This and lot 4 were framed for the Crown Patent Fuel Company who supplied coal briquettes to both Mawson's and Scott's expeditions. In his letter Scott applauds Crown Patent Fuel for the briquettes and offers Ponting's photograph as a token of his gratitude. He states that the photograph "may be of some interest and in this connexion [sic.] you will observe that some of our reserve stock has be [sic.] utilised to construct a wall which shelters the stables of the ponies on the North side of the hut".
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ANTARCTICA [PONTING (HERBERT G.)] Unloading coal from a sled at Winter Quarters, Cape Evans, during the Terra Nova expedition
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