Summary

Lantern slide of the Gipsy Moth A7-55 on the lifting hook of the Discovery II, Antarctica.

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

Description of Content

De Havilland DH 60X Gipsy Moth seaplane A7-55 is on the lifting hook on the Discovery II. Flight Lieutenant Eric Douglas is in the cockpit. There was pack ice around the ship. This was the 1st Reconnaissance flight from the Discovery II after entering the Ross Sea and it took place in January, 1936. 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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