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A collaborative legacy: Keith Jack's coloured lantern slides from the Ross Sea Party (1914-1917)

Citation

Millar, P, A collaborative legacy: Keith Jack's coloured lantern slides from the Ross Sea Party (1914-1917), The Polar Journal, 2, (2) pp. 427-433. ISSN 2154-896X (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/2154896X.2012.735043

Abstract

Keith Jack was an Australian science teacher who went to Antarctica with the Ross Sea Party. His collection of transparencies, most of which he is believed to have photographed, was bequeathed to the National Museum of Victoria, Australia, and is now in the State Library of Victoria. This article examines six slides in terms of the record they provide of aspects of the expedition, and for their pictorial qualities, including the contribution of a Melbourne lantern-slide colourist. Colour was rare in polar photography of the time, and the slides reflect the documentary commitment and creative skills of Keith Jack and the artist who enhanced their appeal for a contemporary audience

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Ross Sea Party, Heroic Era photography, lantern slides
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other Education
Research Field:Education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other Education and Training
Objective Field:Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Author:Millar, P (Dr Patricia Millar)
ID Code:89687
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-03-12
Last Modified:2014-06-11
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