Captain Scott's Birthday Dinner, 6 June 1911

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Captain Scott's Birthday Dinner, 6 June 1911, by Herbert George Ponting, 6 June 1911 - NPG P1100 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Captain Scott's Birthday Dinner, 6 June 1911

by Herbert George Ponting
carbon print, 6 June 1911
20 7/8 in. x 25 3/4 in. (529 mm x 654 mm)
Purchased, 2005
Primary Collection
NPG P1100


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  • Herbert George Ponting (1870-1935), Photographer; antarctic explorer. Artist of 11 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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This photograph records a rare moment of relaxation and celebration. Scott's diary records the event: 'June 6… my birthday, a fact I might easily have forgotten, but my kind people did not…we sat down to a sumptuous spread with our sledge banners hung about us…everyone was very festive and amiably appreciative.'

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