Share
twitterlinkedinfacebook
Image 1 of 1
BNPS_PhotographsOfEpicTaleOfEndurance_02.jpg
BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833)<br />
Pic: Bonhams/BNPS<br />
<br />
Hamburg glacier on South Georgia photographed by Hurley on the way south - little did he know that he would not set foot on dry land for nearly 500 days...<br />
<br />
Photographic record of one of the worlds most epic tales of endurance.<br />
<br />
Remarkable photos documenting Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated attempt to cross Antarctica over 100 years ago have emerged for sale for £40,000.<br />
<br />
The 1914-17 expedition is remembered for one of the greatest feats of human bravery and endurance after the party became stranded for 18 months in freezing conditions. <br />
<br />
The expedition's official photographer, Frank Hurley, captured their ordeal on camera and made presentation albums when he eventually returned to Britain.<br />
<br />
One album was given to King George V. Seven are believed to survive today, including the one for sale that has been owned by a private collector for over 40 years.