HMS Alert, Franklin Pierce Bay, 79° 25’ N, walrus shoal (extreme northern point of migration of walrus)

Made:
1875-1876
maker:
Unknown

Albumen print by Thomas Mitchell and George White. Image shows the HMS Alert anchored in the ice pack in Franklin Pierce Bay. In the foreground, a crew member poses while harpooning a dead walrus. Taken during the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-1876, led by Captain George Strong Nares. Page 19 of an album titled "Her Majesty's Ships the Alert & Discovery. 1875-1876. Vol. 1."

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1981-27/1/19
type:
albumen print
taxonomy:
  • information forms
  • books
  • albums
  • materials
  • materials
  • animal material
  • egg white
credit:
National Science and Media Museum, Bradford

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