Summary

Lantern slide of Adelie penguins alongside a phonograph, Antarctica. Possibly a collage of two separate images, where the photographer, Frank Hurley, superimposed the two 'singing' penguins into the front of the image.

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

Description of Content

Adelie Penguins beside a HMV Gramophone in a Rookery at Cape Denison. This gramophone was taken ashore at Cape Denison from the Discovery by Eric Douglas for purpose of playing music to the Adelies and getting their response and some photographs. 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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