100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered In Block Of Ice In Antarctica


For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old exploration hut.


The negatives are believed to be from Ernest Shackleton’s 1914-1917 Ross Sea Party, a group that was stranded in the hut during a blizzard when their ship blew out to sea. They were eventually rescued, but the box remained buried until now.


A Wellington photography conservator carefully processed the negatives in order to reveal the historic mysteries on each frame. Though slightly damaged, the incredible images give us a rare glimpse of adventurers from the past.


AHT Executive Director Nigel Watson says, “It’s the first example that I’m aware of, of undeveloped negatives from a century ago from the Antarctic heroic era. There’s a paucity of images from that expedition.”

h/t: mymodernmet, petapixel

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Travel Company Launches Mile-Low Club with Romantic Submarine Voyage
Abandoned Asbestos Mines Still a Hazard in India
87-Year-Old Collector Gathered 110 Fighter Jets In His Chateau In France
Speaking American: Some Easy Reading On Cultural Language Differential In The US
Welcome to Iceberg Capital of the World
Watch a Plane Take Off from This Runway in the French Alps
"Dwarf Empire" in Kunming, China
Ancient Traditional Honey Hunters Of Nepal
Mystery Piano On Top Of The Mountain
Beautiful Scenes From Lunar New Year Celebrations Across Asia
Ukrainian Metro Workers Surprise Women Commuters With Flowers
The Making of India’s Most Expensive Tea
"Stairway to Heaven" in Hawaii
Hellenikon – Athens’ Ghost Airport
Dutch Artist Dre Wapenaar Creates Unique Tear-Drop Tent Stays In Borgloon, Belgium
Tokyo Hotel Launches Futuristic Lantern Dining to Beat Coronavirus
The 5 Most Delightfully Cheesy Dinosaur Parks
The Battle For The Largest Bonfire In The Netherlands
Welcome To The Retro Racing At Goodwood 2019, A Classic Car Racing Festival Celebrating The Mid-Twentieth Century Heyday Of The Sport
Chile and Peru Loses its Andean Glaciers
This Thai Resort Is Surrounded By Trees And Was Inspired By Four Fictitous Clans
This Is Strange But True
"Il Gigante": The Statue Of The Giant Neptune In Italian Village
Man Quits Lucrative NYC Job, Builds Treehouse Of His "Childhood Dreams"
Young Garbage Pickers in India
When You Really Need A House To Live In: Homemade Trailer From The Past
"Hybrid Cities": Futuristic Photo Manipulations By Margarita Zhitnik & Duck Knees
This Graffiti-Covered Abandoned Highway In Pennsylvania Looks Like A Scene From A Horror Movie
Japan Turns Competitive Pillow Fighting Into An Art Form
Rock Art Depicting Extinct Animals Is Discovered In Colombian Amazon And It's Dated Back Around 12,000 Years