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"Stuck in Time: Tales of Perseverance and Hope" In 1845, the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror set sail on a treacherous journey to discover the Northwest Passage

Background imageStuck Collection: HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, 1845

HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, 1845
Engraving showing HMS Erebus (left) and HMS Terror, pictured on the River Thames, 1845. In 1845 the British Admiralty sent two polar exploration ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

Background imageStuck Collection: Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, 1845

Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, 1845
Engraving of Captain Francis Crozier (1796-1848) of HMS Terror, pictured shortly before departing on the ill-fated Franklin Arctic expedition of 1845

Background imageStuck Collection: A Chartist party, 1843

A Chartist party, 1843
Chartists attempte to force their giant charter through parliament. 1843

Background imageStuck Collection: Circle Dance, 1910. Creator: Stuck, Franz, Ritter von (1863-1928)

Circle Dance, 1910. Creator: Stuck, Franz, Ritter von (1863-1928)
Circle Dance, 1910. Found in the Collection of Muzeum Narodowe, Warsaw

Background imageStuck Collection: Shooting Stars (Franz and Mary Stuck), 1912

Shooting Stars (Franz and Mary Stuck), 1912. Private Collection

Background imageStuck Collection: Alice in Wonderland, Alice in the White Rabbits house

Alice in Wonderland, Alice in the White Rabbits house. Date: early 20th century

Background imageStuck Collection: Captain Sir John Franklin (1786-1847)

Captain Sir John Franklin (1786-1847)
Engraving of Captain Sir John Franklin in his Royal Navy uniform, pictured shortly before departing on his ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845

Background imageStuck Collection: Pulling a field gun stuck in mud, Western Front, WW1

Pulling a field gun stuck in mud, Western Front, WW1
Men pulling and jacking a field gun stuck in the mud during bad weather on the Western Front in Flanders during the First World War. They are trying to get it into a new position for firing

Background imageStuck Collection: Well, if you knows of a better ole, go to it

Well, if you knows of a better ole, go to it
Ttwo soldiers stuck in a trench, during a battle in World War One. This famous illustration for The Bystander was by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather (1888-1959)

Background imageStuck Collection: The Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by ice, Barro

The Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by ice, Barro
Engraving showing the Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by pack ice in Barrows Straits, September 1849. These two ships were used by Sir James Clark Rosss Expedition of 1848-1849 to search

Background imageStuck Collection: The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845

The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845
Engraving showing the end of Sir John Franklins ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845, entitled They Forged the last link with their lives. This engraving was taken from a painting by W

Background imageStuck Collection: What Now?

What Now?
Bonzo, the little dog created by George Studdy in The Sketch magazine during the 1920s finds himself in a frosty predicament

Background imageStuck Collection: Man with mechanical digger in a muddy field

Man with mechanical digger in a muddy field
A man working next to a mechanical Hy-Mac digger in a muddy field. Perhaps the digger has got stuck in the mud, and he is trying to dig it out

Background imageStuck Collection: Lone fishing boat waiting for the incoming tide on the Warren, Abersoch beach, St

Lone fishing boat waiting for the incoming tide on the Warren, Abersoch beach, St. Tudwals Road, Llyn Peninsula, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageStuck Collection: Battle of the Scarpe, near Fampoux, France, WW1

Battle of the Scarpe, near Fampoux, France, WW1
A tank attached to the 51st Division embedded in the Scarpe Marshes near Fampoux, northern France, observed by a solitary soldier

Background imageStuck Collection: Comic postcard, Little girl at the seaside, marooned on a pile of sand

Comic postcard, Little girl at the seaside, marooned on a pile of sand. Date: 20th century

Background imageStuck Collection: A herd of dinosaurs walk past a flying saucer lodged into the ground

A herd of dinosaurs walk past a flying saucer lodged into the ground
A herd of herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaurs from the Cretaceous Period, walk past a giant flying saucer lodged into the ground after a bad landing

Background imageStuck Collection: Blitz in London -- damage to tanks, Thames Haven, WW2

Blitz in London -- damage to tanks, Thames Haven, WW2
Blitz in London -- damage to tanks, Thames Haven, near Thurrock, Essex, 7 September 1940. Firefighters trying to push a fire appliance (open topped pump)

Background imageStuck Collection: White-throated dipper (Cinclus cinclus) winter with river flooding, Kuusa, Laukaa

White-throated dipper (Cinclus cinclus) winter with river flooding, Kuusa, Laukaa, Keski-Suomi, Lansi- ja Sisa-Suomi / Central and Western Finland, Finland. January

Background imageStuck Collection: Stuck In The Mud

Stuck In The Mud
A group of men attempting to push a car out of the mud, which had become stuck on The Hill at the Epsom Derby

Background imageStuck Collection: Andromeda, 1869 (oil on canvas)

Andromeda, 1869 (oil on canvas)
989658 Andromeda, 1869 (oil on canvas) by Dore, Gustave (1832-83); 255.2x171.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Andromeda. Gustave Dore (1832-1883). Oil on canvas. Signed and dated 1869

Background imageStuck Collection: The Offensive on the Cambrai Front, November 1917, (1919). Creator: Unknown

The Offensive on the Cambrai Front, November 1917, (1919). Creator: Unknown
The Offensive on the Cambrai Front, November 1917, (1919). Scene from the First World War, 1914-1919: One of the Tanks temporarily hung up in the German Second System on side of road near Ribecourt

Background imageStuck Collection: A butcher van and the number 21 bus squeeze past each other in the tight Farningham

A butcher van and the number 21 bus squeeze past each other in the tight Farningham streets. 1936

Background imageStuck Collection: Swedish Train in Snow

Swedish Train in Snow
A Swedish train stuck in the snow Date: 1919

Background imageStuck Collection: Otto Schmidt, Soviet Arctic explorer

Otto Schmidt, Soviet Arctic explorer
Otto Yulievich Schmidt (left, 1891-1956), Soviet Arctic explorer and geophysicist, greeting one of the rescue pilots (right) during the Chelyuskin expedition to the Arctic

Background imageStuck Collection: The Rescue of Zaidi; H. M. Stanleys Anglo-American Expeditio

The Rescue of Zaidi; H. M. Stanleys Anglo-American Expeditio
Engraving showing the rescue of Zaidi from the top of a waterfall during Sir Henry Morton Stanleys Anglo-American expedition of 1874-1877

Background imageStuck Collection: The steam-transport Adriatic in the ice at Sidney, Cape Breton, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The steam-transport Adriatic in the ice at Sidney, Cape Breton, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The steam-transport Adriatic in the ice at Sidney [sic], Cape Breton, 1862. The state of the weather on the coast of the country to which our Canadian reinforcements have been dispatched will be well

Background imageStuck Collection: European common frog (Rana temporaria) on rock by waterfall, near Lac des Gloriettes dam

European common frog (Rana temporaria) on rock by waterfall, near Lac des Gloriettes dam, Pyrenees National Park, France, June

Background imageStuck Collection: A rose placed in a bullet hole in a restaurant window the day after a series of deadly

A rose placed in a bullet hole in a restaurant window the day after a series of deadly attacks in Paris, November 14, 2015

Background imageStuck Collection: Mohamad Narimi

Mohamad Narimi

Background imageStuck Collection: Shovel in Sand at the Beach. Wide angle image of a shovel in the sand on a beach under a partly

Shovel in Sand at the Beach. Wide angle image of a shovel in the sand on a beach under a partly cloudy blue sky

Background imageStuck Collection: Lady riding side-saddle on a horse stuck in a fence

Lady riding side-saddle on a horse stuck in a fence during a fox hunt, 19th century. Mrs Lucy Somerville urges her horse Leotard out of the briars while Facey Romford and other huntsmen watch

Background imageStuck Collection: Locomotive 3218 seen here caught in a snow drift on the Somerset Levels. 1st January 1963

Locomotive 3218 seen here caught in a snow drift on the Somerset Levels. 1st January 1963

Background imageStuck Collection: 21 month old John Lockey, of Perivale, with the baking tin that he wore as a hat

21 month old John Lockey, of Perivale, with the baking tin that he wore as a hat and stuck on his head. Firemen were called to take his " hat" off! 2nd February 1965

Background imageStuck Collection: Actor David Jason pictured at Thames TV. He is playing Edgar Briggs in the TV series The

Actor David Jason pictured at Thames TV. He is playing Edgar Briggs in the TV series The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs. 19th September 1974

Background imageStuck Collection: Vehicles become stuck in the thick snow in Rumney Hill, Cardiff after a heavy snowfall

Vehicles become stuck in the thick snow in Rumney Hill, Cardiff after a heavy snowfall covered the city. March 1947

Background imageStuck Collection: A Chimpanzee at Twycross Zoo handling a deck chair. 30th August 1980

A Chimpanzee at Twycross Zoo handling a deck chair. 30th August 1980

Background imageStuck Collection: A car stuck in the snow, Berkshire. January 1982

A car stuck in the snow, Berkshire. January 1982

Background imageStuck Collection: Injured Muntjac (Muntiacus reevesi) swimming in a small creek after unsuccessfully

Injured Muntjac (Muntiacus reevesi) swimming in a small creek after unsuccessfully attempting to jump across it. This muntjac was unable to get out of the creek himself

Background imageStuck Collection: Sheep stuck in heavy snow near Ambleside, England, UK. March 2006

Sheep stuck in heavy snow near Ambleside, England, UK. March 2006

Background imageStuck Collection: Victorian satirical cartoon, the problem with shot cuts

Victorian satirical cartoon, the problem with shot cuts
Vintage engraving of a Victorian satire on the problem with shot cuts, 19th Century. Short cuts will often lead astray: The Royal roads the surest way

Background imageStuck Collection: Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) female and young in the mud, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) female and young in the mud, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya. February

Background imageStuck Collection: Emptied cluster munitions container is seen stuck in the ground outside apartment blocks

Emptied cluster munitions container is seen stuck in the ground outside apartment blocks
An emptied cluster munitions container is seen stuck in the ground outside apartment blocks in the town of Yenakiieve February 23, 2015

Background imageStuck Collection: A fishing boat is seen during the low tide at the beach in Thanh Hoa province

A fishing boat is seen during the low tide at the beach in Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Kham TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Background imageStuck Collection: A rats head rests as it is constricted in an opening in the bottom of a garbage can in

A rats head rests as it is constricted in an opening in the bottom of a garbage can in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S. October 18, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Background imageStuck Collection: A car is buried in snow from an overnight snowstorm inside Washington DC Beltway in

A car is buried in snow from an overnight snowstorm inside Washington DC Beltway in Annandale, Virginia, January 23, 2016. Thick snow covered the Washington D.C

Background imageStuck Collection: 2012 British Grand Prix - Friday

2012 British Grand Prix - Friday Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England 6th July 2012 Cars and a van stuck in the mud in the car park

Background imageStuck Collection: Freeze

Freeze
Martin Cekada



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"Stuck in Time: Tales of Perseverance and Hope" In 1845, the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror set sail on a treacherous journey to discover the Northwest Passage. Little did they know that their fate would be sealed as they became trapped in an icy prison. Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror led his crew with unwavering determination, facing unimaginable hardships. Like Alice in Wonderland, we find ourselves stuck in unexpected situations, much like Alice when she found herself growing too large for the White Rabbit's house. Yet, it is during these moments that we must summon our inner strength and adapt to our surroundings. The Shooting Stars painting by Franz and Mary Stuck captures the essence of being stuck between dreams and reality. It reminds us that sometimes we need to break free from constraints to reach new heights. Similarly, The Enterprise and Investigator ships surrounded by ice symbolize the struggle against nature's grip. Barrow witnessed this battle firsthand as explorers fought bravely against frozen obstacles. "What Now?" echoes through time as Captain Sir John Franklin faced uncertainty during his Arctic expedition. His courage serves as a reminder that even when stuck in dire circumstances, there is always room for hope. On the Western Front during WW1, soldiers pulled field guns stuck deep within muddy trenches. Their resilience exemplified how unity can overcome any obstacle thrown their way. "Well if you knows of a better ole, go to it, " speaks volumes about human ingenuity amidst adversity. We are constantly seeking solutions beyond what seems impossible or insurmountable. Sadly, The End of Sir John Franklin's Arctic Expedition marked a tragic chapter in history; however, it also stands as a testament to humanity's relentless pursuit of knowledge despite setbacks encountered along the way. A man with a mechanical digger struggling through mud represents our modern-day battles with everyday challenges – reminding us that perseverance remains essential regardless of time or place.