Monochrome photograph of Eric Douglas & family, Melbourne, circa 1937.
One of 328 images in various formats including artworks, photographs, glass negatives and lantern slides.
Description of Content
Family portrait of the Eric Douglas family. From left to right is his wife Ella, Eric and their son Ian. The photograph was taken after Eric Douglas's return from the Ellsworth Relief Expedition (1935-1936) in the search for Lincoln Ellsworth and Herbert Hollick-Kenyon. Eric Douglas is holding an Admiral Richard Byrd flag from 'Little America' (Little America II) on the Ross Ice Barrier in the Antarctic. It was signed by Lincoln Ellsworth and presented to him by Lincoln Ellsworth. Ian was to have Ellsworth as his second name and Lincoln Ellsworth gave him a silver Christening mug. A press photograph by the Star Newspaper.
Black and white photograph mounted on board.
Donation from Sally Douglas, 10/10/2008
Douglas, Eric; Douglas, Ella; Douglas, Ian
Photograph, Black & White
Handwritten in gold ink [by the donor] on back of mount: 'Discovery II' Handwritten in gold ink [by the donor] on front of mount: 'Ella Eric Ian/ Douglas'
Type of item
309 mm (Width), 400 mm (Height)
Measurement of mount
Image Dimensions - Photograph
197 mm (Width), 243 mm (Height)
Photograph only (not including mount)
[Article] Douglas, Sally. Eric Douglas Antarctica Collection at Museum Victoria.