Wednesday, 1 January 2014

100 Years old Unique Negatives Preserved in a block of Ice provides glimpse of Antarctica adventures

Almost 100 years back, a box of unique negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. In recent times, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the twenty two exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an effort to restore an old exploration hut. It is believed that negatives were Ross Sea Party Ernest Shackleton’s 1914-1917, a group that was stranded, in the hut during a blizzard when their ship blew out to a sea, but eventually they were rescued, but their box remained buried until now. These negatives are carefully processed in order to expose the historic mysteries on each frame. Although somewhat damaged, but these can be really called unique negatives which provides a rare glimpse of 100 years back adventures tour. AHT Executive Director Nigel Watson says, it is the first example that I am aware of, of undeveloped negatives from a century ago from the Antarctic heroic era. There’s a paucity of images from that expedition.

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