Lantern slide of the De Havilland Gipsy Moth VH-ULD from the ship Discovery over a tabular iceberg, possibly just touching down or skimming the surface as a trial for an emergency landing on the berg.

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

Description of Content

De Havilland DH 60G Gipsy Moth VH-ULD seaplane flying over a very large tabular berg. Eric Douglas said that he skimmed closed to a berg once to see what the surface looked like in case he had to land in an emergency. 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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