Sir Ernest Shackleton in the Antarctic, 1915


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Chris Wild’s Retronaut is an amazing compilation of visual artifacts from the musty past. I came across this entry tonight: a shockingly beautiful set of photographs from Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated voyage to Antarctica in 1915.

Sir Ernest Shackleton

They look like they may be hand-tinted but apparently they are in fact color photographs, with an ethereal, almost ghostly quality. See the full blog post here.


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  1. Great photos aren’t they. But shame on you for not mentioning the name of the photographer Frank Hurley and forcing folks to follow the link to find these. His WWI photos are pretty amazing as are the films he made (including in Antarctica).

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