Lantern slide of the ships Discovery & Norvegia, Antarctica.

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

Description of Content

Explorers aboard the Discovery looking towards the Norwegian ship 'Norvegia'. Eric Douglas' log of 14th January, 1930 - '8PM Sail - Oh. Capt. Davis reported a ship in sight dead ahead 8.30PM She appears to be the "Norvegia" a wooden ship about 120 feet long, ketch rigged but uses steam all the time down here. She appears (from one mile off) to have two machines on board, stowed fore and aft. The one forward is an American "Lockheed Vega" Cabin monoplane, the one aft is a German seaplane monoplane, after the style of their junkers. The Commander R Larson and first mate Mr Nielson came aboard'. Although there was intense rivalry at the time between the British and Norwegian Governments in terms of Antarctic Discoveries and claims, Captain Hjalmar Riiser Larsen of the Norvegia and Sir Douglas Mawson respected each other and got on extremely well. 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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