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Portrait of Tom Crean



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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

Media ID 10521001

© Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge


A4 (29.7 x 21cm) Poster Print

Introducing the Media Storehouse Portrait of Tom Crean Poster Print, a captivating addition to any space. This stunning image, taken by renowned photographer Frank Hurley during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-17, at the University of Cambridge Scott Polar Research Institute, showcases the legendary figure of Tom Crean. Hurley's photograph, a testament to the enduring spirit of exploration, captures the resilience and determination of this unsung hero of Antarctic history. Bring the adventures of the past into your present with this evocative and inspiring poster print.

Premium quality poster prints are printed on luxurious semi-gloss satin 270 gsm paper. Our meticulously crafted poster prints offer an affordable option for decorating any space, making them ideal for living rooms, bedrooms, offices and beyond. To ensure your poster arrives in good condition, we roll and send them in strong mailing tubes.

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Estimated Product Size is 21.6cm x 30.3cm (8.5" x 11.9")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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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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