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Slide set: A year within the Arctic Circle (lecture: York & Son, 50 slides, 1877-1888)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1

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Slide 2

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Slide 3
Slide 4
Captain Nares
Slide 5

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Slide 6

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Slide 7

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Slide 8
Chart of the Course
Slide 9

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Slide 10
Godhaven, Sailors, and Esquimo
Slide 11

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Slide 12

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Slide 13

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Slide 14

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Slide 15

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Slide 16
'Discovery ' Aground -- Discovery Bay
Slide 17
'Discovery' left at 'Winter Quarters
Slide 18
'Alert' Hoisting Colours -- Off Cape Union
Slide 19
'Alert' -- Winter Quarters
Slide 20
Sketch Map of Winter Quarters, etc.
Slide 21
Discovery -- 'The Rink'
Slide 22

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Slide 23
'High Street' between the Two Ships
Slide 24
Road between the Two Ships
Slide 25
'Discovery' Sledge Party
Slide 26
Captain Hall's Grave
Slide 27
'Alert' Protected by Floebergs
Slide 28
'Alert' -- 'The Mile'
Slide 29

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Slide 30

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Slide 31

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Slide 32

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Slide 33

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Slide 34

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Slide 35
Sledge Travelling -- Halt for Lunch
Slide 36
Sledge Travelling -- Camping for Night
Slide 37
Sledge Travelling -- Night in the Tent
Slide 38

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Slide 39
Sledge Travelling -- An Invalid on a Sledge
Slide 40

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Slide 41**
Sledge Travelling -- Funeral in the Ice
Slide 42
Sledge Travelling -- Funeral of Hans
Slide 43
Sledge Travelling -- Lieutenant Parr going for Help
Slide 44

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Slide 45

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Slide 46

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Slide 47

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Slide 48

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Slide 49

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Slide 50

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** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Number of slides

York & Son, England

Other related organisations

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1892

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1893-1914 (item ref. 547)

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894-1924 (item ref. 6913-6962 / VB)

in stock of Josiah T. Chapman, 1909-1912 (item ref. 212)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1909 (item ref. 230)

in stock of Ivens & Co., 1913

Main type of image
drawing / painting / print
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (earliest possible 1877, latest possible 1888)
Reading or song

James Comper Gray, ‘A year within the Arctic Circle with Captain Nares’ in A year within the Arctic Circle [etc.]

People involved in slide production

MOORE, R.H.  (fl. 1870s-90s) – creator of source image(s), slide 33

OVEREND, W.H.  (1851-1898) – creator of source image(s), slide 32

People appearing in slides

NARES, Captain George  (1831-1915) – slide 4


A number of the images are photographed from Illustrated London News of 4 and 11 November 1876 -- the latter issue (p. 450) describes them as:
'supplied partly from the photographs which were taken by the photographers of the Expedition on board the Alert and Discovery, and which were placed in our hands, by official authority, immediately upon the arrival of the ships at home; but we have also been favoured, by officers of the ships and others, with their sketches and drawings, for the use of which we are greatly indebted, and which have enabled us to provide a more complete series of Illustraions of various scenes and incidents attending the proress of the Expedition.'


23 slides known to exist in private collection

1 slide in Manchester Museum Collection

Lucerna ID  3000861

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 30 April 2024

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