What I begun as a babylonian project has become now a cooperative one on which several polar enthusiast are currently involved, Stepehn Nicholson, Russell Potter and me for now and we hope we could be more soon. I encourage you to join us in our fishing to capture one or another picture of forgotten explorers.
In my case, sometimes I find a rare portrait, others I find a widely known one which is unknown for me (sorry for those) and more rarely I found and old photograph which by chance has been recently scanned and published by some museum or it is just available to be purchased is some auction. Is then when our prizes show their heads to breath when we should be there, patiently waiting, TO CATCH THEM!!
WHAT IS NEW TODAY 31 july 2016
A rare portrait of Eirbing, Hunter and guide of Charles Francis Hall, posted by Russell Potter
A not very known portrait of one of my favourite explorers. Captain John Ross.
|Captain Sir John Ross|
By Benjamin Rawlinson Faulkner
William Parker Snow 10 february 2015
And who was William Parker Snow? One peculiar character who participated in 1850 in one of the searching expeditions after Franklin. He was on board the Prince Albert and wrote later the narrative of that voyage. For more cursory information, please visit this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Parker_Snow There are a couple of articles published in Polar Record about him and his plans to rescue the lost Franklin: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=5397180