The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott

Readers can now add these newly compiled snapshots of Captain Robert Scott's doomed polar expedition to the treasure trove of you-are-there historical photos. Taken by Scott himself in the early stages of the trip and curated by David M. Wilson, a descendant of Dr. Edward Wilson, who died with Captain Scott and his party, these stark vistas of windswept ice capture the deadly attractions that lured Scott and company to their cold graves.

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