Lantern slide of Ross Ice Barrier, Antarctica.

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

Description of Content

Ross Ice Barrier or polar Ice in the distance. At the forefront on the left, there appears to be part of a scientific tow net resting on the surface of the water. The men responsible for these nets on the ship Discovery II were known at Netmen. The nets were of several different sizes and mesh types. It was said by an authority that 'the mouth of one tow net was the size of a dinner plate, while another was believed to be the largest in the world...'. 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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