Dr. Wilson, Lieut. Bowers and Cherry-Garrard on return from winter trip to Cape Crozier.

A photograph of Dr. Edward Wilson, looking at the camera, Lt. Bowers, looking at the contents of the raised enamel mug in his right had, and Apsley Cherry-Garrard, looking at the camera, seated at the table in the expedition hut. The table is laid with two enamelled jugs, mugs and open jars of jam, including apricot, and slices of bread.

The photograph was taken after the three men returned from their expedition to Cape Crozier in the depth of the Antarctic winter to study the Emperor penguins and collect sample eggs for study. Cherry-Garrard wrote about the experience in his book 'The Worst Journey in the World.' Scott recalled in his journal 'They looked more weather-worn than anyone I have yet seen. Their faces were scarred and wrinkled, their eyes dull, their hands whitened and creased with the constant exposure to damp and cold...'

Object Details

ID: ALB1217.36
Type: Photographic print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Ponting, Herbert George
Date made: 1 August 1911
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Duff Collection
Measurements: Overall: 114 mm x 166 mm
Parts: British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-13, covering the period 1910-11 (Photograph album)

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