In memory of the Antarctic heroes

Postcard showing Captain Scott and the ship 'Terra Nova' with memorial verses

A postcard commemorating those who died on the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1913.

 

Among the five who perished after reaching the South Pole was Captain Robert Falcon Scott, who led the fateful expedition.

This is one of a series of memorial postcards produced after the sad news of the deaths reached Britain. It is part of the Rotary Photographic Series in the Graham Brown collection at the National Library of Scotland.

[NLS shelfmark: GB/A.3812(10)]

 

You can see this item in the treasures display on Scott's last expedition, in our George IV Bridge Building, from 12 January to 25 March.

 

News story about the Antarctic expedition display



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