Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Due South


As my time here in the north draws to a close and I start to think about the next adventure I was delighted to see on this mornings news that the Scott Polar Research Institute has digitized its catalogue of photographs of Arctic and Antarctic exploration. Wow are we in for a treat!

The Scott Polar Research Institute in the University of Cambridge holds a world-class collection of photographic negatives illustrating polar exploration from the nineteenth century onwards. Freeze Frame is the result of a two-year digitisation project that brings together photographs from both Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. Here you can discover the polar regions through the eyes of those explorers and scientists who dared to go into the last great wildernesses on earth.
Detailed catalogue entries are provided for each image. All image captions are taken from original sources, where known. In digitising this resource the Scott Polar Research Institute has enabled Browsing through the collection by date, expedition or photographer, or searching the content directly.

It's all Here

Hope your as exited as I am
Your pal
The Bushwacker

4 comments:

mdmnm said...

SB- that is very, very cool. Thanks for finding it and putting up the link!

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

My pleasure
SBW

Brigid said...

One of my favorite reads was always "Safe Return Doubtful - the Heroic Age of Polar Exploration" by John Maxtone-Graham.

thanks for this info!

Matthew Brown said...

A great website, well found! There must be loads of this kind of stuff lying around in archives completely unappreciated, when it could be up online for all to see.