Lantern slide of a black and white iceberg. Black bergs appeared black at a distance but up close were found to be made up of translucent bottle-green sea ice embedded with pebbles and dirt.

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

Description of Content

Back and white iceberg. The black area is filled with grit and mud, indicating that it has probably rolled over. Black bergs are actually translucent. Eric Douglas captioned the image 'Black and White - a once grounded berg that has drifted away showing mud impregnated ice'. 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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