Lantern slide of the start of the reconnaissance flight for the Ellsworth Relief Expedition, Ross Sea, Antarctica.

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

Description of Content

RAAF DH 60X Gipsy Moth A7-55 seaplane is in the distance in the air. This was at the commencement of the Reconnaissance flight in the Ross Sea. Eric Douglas said 'Start of the Reconnaissance flight in the Ross Sea, F/Lt Douglas and F/o Murdoch - from the Discovery II. The search for Explorers Lincoln Ellsworth and Herbert Hollick-Kenyon'. Photograph taken during the Ellsworth Relief Expedition, 1935-1936.

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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