Researchers Have Uncovered Century-Old Negatives at Scott’s Hut in Antarctica

Newly Discovered Antarctic Photos

Antarctic Heritage Trust preservationists working to conserve artifacts at Scott’s Hut in Antarctica recently discovered nearly 100-year-old photographic negatives that depict the Ross Sea party, a component of Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914 to 1917. The cellulose nitrate negatives were found clumped together in a box in the hut’s darkroom. Though many of the negatives were damaged, preservationists were able to print 22 images from them.

Newly Discovered Antarctic Photos

Newly Discovered Antarctic Photos

photos via Antarctic Heritage Trust

via Imaging Resource, PetaPixel

Written by EDW Lynch

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