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Portrait of Tom Crean

Photographer:Hurley, Frank (1885-1962)
Location:Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
Expedition:Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-17(Endurance). Leader: Ernest Shackleton
Date: 1915
Portrait of Tom Crean, smoking a pipe

Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, offers excellence in the study of the Arctic and Antarctic

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Bring the heroic spirit of explorer Tom Crean to your daily routine with our Media Storehouse Photo Mug. Featuring the iconic Portrait of Tom Crean by Frank Hurley from the University of Cambridge SPRI, this mug pays tribute to Tom's unwavering determination during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-17. Each mug is expertly printed with high-quality, vibrant images that will not fade or peel. Perfect for sipping your favorite hot beverage and reminiscing about the incredible stories of endurance and survival from the Scott Polar Research Institute. Order yours today and start your day with a dose of inspiration from Tom Crean.

A personalised photo mug blends sentimentality with functionality, making an ideal gift for cherished loved ones, close friends, or valued colleagues. Preview may show both sides of the same mug.

Elevate your coffee or tea experience with our premium white ceramic mug. Its wide, comfortable handle makes drinking easy, and you can rely on it to be both microwave and dishwasher safe. Sold in single units, preview may show both sides of the same mug so you can see how the picture wraps around.

Mug Size is 9.6cm high x 8.1cm diameter (3.8" x 3.2")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate


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In this evocative black-and-white portrait, Tom Crean, a legendary figure in the annals of Antarctic exploration, is captured in a moment of quiet reflection. Taken during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17), led by Sir Ernest Shackleton, this photograph was captured by Frank Hurley in 1915. Crean, clad in a heavy coat and wearing a fur hat, gazes intently off into the distance, a pipe clenched between his teeth. Tom Crean's exploits in Antarctica are nothing short of remarkable. He had previously served as a seaman on Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition (1901-04), during which they made the first successful ascent of Mount Erebus, one of the volcanic peaks in Antarctica. Crean's fortitude and resilience were once again put to the test during the Endurance Expedition, where he endured unimaginable hardships, including the sinking of the ship Endurance and the subsequent struggle for survival on the ice floes. Despite these challenges, Crean's indomitable spirit carried him through. He played a crucial role in the rescue of his comrades, including Shackleton, when they managed to reach Elephant Island in lifeboats. Later, he accompanied Shackleton on the epic journey to South Georgia Island in search of help, a voyage that ultimately saved the entire crew. This portrait of Tom Crean, taken at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, stands as a testament to his unwavering determination and courage in the face of adversity. The pipe, a common prop for explorers of the time, adds an air of contemplation and introspection to the image, making it a poignant reminder of the human spirit's ability to endure even the most extreme conditions.

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