Lantern slide of zoologist, Harold Fletcher [left] and orthinologist, Robert 'Birdie' Falla preserving bird specimens in the 'bird cage' for museum distribution during the expedition.

One of 328 images in various formats including artworks, photographs, glass negatives and lantern slides.

Description of Content

Harold 'Cherub' Fletcher (left) Zoologist and Robert 'Birdie' Falla Ornithologist (right), were two members of the BANZARE 'Scientific party'. They were working in the area on the Discovery known as the 'bird cage' and were preparing bird specimens (specimens of bird types) for distribution to Museums at the completion of the voyage. Photograph taken during the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE), Voyage 1.

Physical Description

Standard format lantern slide, consisting of two glass sheets each 3.25 x 3.25 ins (83 x 83mm), one pane bearing a positive transparent image and the other pane protecting the image. Sealed with paper binding strips around the four edges of the lantern slide and internally framed with a black cut-out window mask.

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