100 year old frozen negatives from Antarctica

The Antarctic Heritage Trust was restoring an old expedition hut in Antarctica. Inside the hut, they discovered a box of frozen negatives that had been preserved for a hundred years. The cellulose nitrate negatives were encased in a block of ice and had to be carefully thawed. A century of mold and ice could have easily ruined them, but after hours of painstaking work, the images were successfully extracted.

The frozen cellulose nitrate negatives before they were restored

The frozen cellulose nitrate negatives before they were restored

Here are just some of the recovered photos:

Chief Scientist and Geologist, Alexander Stevens, on the deck of the Aurora

Chief Scientist and Geologist, Alexander Stevens, on the deck of the Aurora

Alexander Stevens on the Aurora

Alexander Stevens on the Aurora

Big Razorback Island, McMurdo Sound

Big Razorback Island, McMurdo Sound

The Aurora ship during the Antarctic expedition

The Aurora ship during the Antarctic expedition

An iceberg at Ross Island, Antarctica

An iceberg at Ross Island, Antarctica

The Aurora at the Hut Point Peninsula

The Aurora at the Hut Point Peninsula

Quite amazing to see something this old for the first time. Imagine your lost images being recovered by someone centuries from now.

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