Trapped by ice, members of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s exploration team aboard the Endurance needed activities to keep themselves sane, do doubt.
Does chess really qualify as one of those activities?
If Hurley, the expedition photographer, was in the picture, who was behind the camera?
Creator: Frank Hurley (1885-1962) (photographer)
Creation Date: 1915Materials: Silver bromide printDimensions: 15.4 x 20.5 cm (image)RCIN 2580072Acquirer: George V, King of the United Kingdom (1865-1936)Provenance: Presented to King George V, 1917
Description: Photograph taken on board Endurance of Frank Hurley (1885-1962) sitting on the left as he is concentrates on a game of chess with Leonard Hussey (1891-1964) while on watch. Beside them lie the remains of a supper of tea, bread and sardines. Leonard Hussey later practised as a doctor, until his retirement in 1957.
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