Lantern slide of a wooden cut-out Mickey Mouse amongst Adelie Penguins in Antarctica. The cut-out was made by Eric Douglas and Frank Hurley shipmates on the Discovery. The cartoon character had only recently been created by Disney in 1928.

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Description of Content

Mickey Mouse and friends' at Cape Denison. Eric Douglas always thought of the penguins as friends. Eric Douglas said 'this was a three ply cutout of Mickey Mouse standing about two feet high. In the Rookery he was received by pecks and beating flippers from the birds standing on their pebbled nests. Later we planted him in a pathway that the penguins take when walking along the icy foreshore, and here he was on object of great interest'. This photo shows an image of a wooden cutout Mickey Mouse who is propped up between rocks in an Adelie Penguin Rookery. Mickey Mouse is raising his hat and the Adelie Penguin on the right is a bit interested. The cutout was likely made by Frank Hurley and Eric Douglas, of the Discovery. The cartoon character Mickey Mouse was created by Walt Disney in 1928. Photograph taken during the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE), Voyage 2.

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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