Looking down from the balloon

A view looking over the side of the balloon basket at the plateau below. Seven crew members can be seen, with their shadows cast on the ice. The album claims that Shackleton, who took the photograph, was 750ft up, although his biographer says 650ft.

Object Details

ID: ALB0346.14
Type: Photographic print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Date made: 3 February 1902
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Bernard Collection
Measurements: Overall: 103 mm x 78 mm
Parts: British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1903 (Photograph album)

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