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Glass Negative - Portrait of Eric Douglas, Antarctica, by Frank Hurley, 1929-1931 Image Reg. No: MM 114901

Glass negative portrait of Eric Douglas. It is one of a number of glass negatives by Eric Douglas and Frank Hurley taken during Voyages 1 and 2 of the British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE), 1929-1931.

Eric Douglas was one of two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) pilots who participated on both BANZARE voyages, 1929-1931. Douglas was also a keen amateur photographer and worked with professional photographer Frank Hurley during both BANZARE voyages. Others Expedition members worked on photography with Frank Hurley as well. Douglas worked closely with Frank Hurley fixing 'gadgets and contraptions' - to help Hurley with his photography. On the second voyage Hurley and Douglas shared a cabin.
Glass plate with negative image printed on surface
Description Of Content:
Portrait of Eric Douglas with beard, by Frank Hurley. He is wearing a beanie and woolen jumper. The image was taken during his time as a pilot on the British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Sally Douglas, 2008
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 127 mm (Height), 101 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: portraits, antarctic expeditions, pilots
Themes this item is part of: Antarctica Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Gilbert Eric Douglas, RAAF Pilot & Antarctic Explorer (1902-1970)
Primary Classification: EXPLORATION
Secondary Classification: Antarctic
Tertiary Classification: expeditions
Inscriptions: Top of glass plate written in black ink: 'Douglas'
Format: Glass Negative: Black & White
Person Depicted: Gilbert Eric Douglas, Antarctica, 1929-1931
Place & Date Depicted: Antarctica, 1929-1931

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