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Pole Collection

"Pole: A Journey through History, Triumphs, and Challenges" Embark on a captivating journey as we explore the multifaceted world of "pole

Background imagePole Collection: Shackleton / Sledging / 1908

Shackleton / Sledging / 1908
Ernest Shackletons expedition reached within 100 miles of the South Pole. Relaying sledges over the rough terrain. Date: 1908

Background imagePole Collection: Shackleton / Wild / Adams

Shackleton / Wild / Adams
Ernest Shackletons expedition reached within 100 miles of the South Pole. Shackleton, Wild and Adams 178 kilometres from the South Pole

Background imagePole Collection: Erebus and Terror, Franklins last trip

Erebus and Terror, Franklins last trip
The Erebus and Terror leave England on the Franklin polar expedition, never to return

Background imagePole Collection: The Workers May-Pole, design for a socialist poster

The Workers May-Pole, design for a socialist poster
The Workers May-Pole, a design for a socialist poster, with a central allegorical figure, and banners and ribbons labelled with abstract ideas such as Leisure, Solidarity and Humanity. Date: 1894

Background imagePole Collection: Captain Scott and his men at the South Pole, 1912

Captain Scott and his men at the South Pole, 1912
Photograph showing Captain Scott and his sledge team at the South Pole, 18th January 1912. Left to right, standing: Lt. Oates, Captain Scott, Petty Officer Evans. Seated, left to right: Lt

Background imagePole Collection: WORLD SERIES, 1955. Left fielder Sandy Amoros of the Brooklyn Dodgers catches a deep fly ball hit

WORLD SERIES, 1955. Left fielder Sandy Amoros of the Brooklyn Dodgers catches a deep fly ball hit by Yogi Berra of the New York Yankees in the sixth inning of the seventh

Background imagePole Collection: Captain Robert Falcon Scott - Frys Cocoa Advert

Captain Robert Falcon Scott - Frys Cocoa Advert
Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912), the English naval commander and explorer. A Captain in the Royal Navy, Scott led a number of expeditions to the Antarctic

Background imagePole Collection: Whole Earth at night, satellite image

Whole Earth at night, satellite image
Whole Earth map at night, satellite image. Here, Africa is seen at centre. City lights (yellow) of increasing intensity show areas of increasing population

Background imagePole Collection: Captain Scott in his workshop on board Terra Nova

Captain Scott in his workshop on board Terra Nova
Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868 - 1912), British polar explorer and leader of the ill-fated expedition to the South Pole in 1912, pictured in his work room on board the Terra Nova

Background imagePole Collection: Japanese warrior woman with naginata

Japanese warrior woman with naginata
Japanese warrior woman with a large Naginata. A naginata is a pole weapon that was traditionally used in Japan by members of the samurai class

Background imagePole Collection: Female Pole Vaulter 1927

Female Pole Vaulter 1927
An elegant woman soars towards the bar during a pole vault

Background imagePole Collection: Olympics / 1912 / Pole Vault

Olympics / 1912 / Pole Vault
Pole Vault: MS Wright, USA

Background imagePole Collection: Poland, Greater Poland, Poznan, Old Town, Market Square

Poland, Greater Poland, Poznan, Old Town, Market Square

Background imagePole Collection: Reading, Royal County of Berkshire - Tram on the Bath Road

Reading, Royal County of Berkshire - Tram on the Bath Road, advertising the Heelas Store on Broad Street (now John Lewis). Date: 1907

Background imagePole Collection: Waterfront Park Pier, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America, North America

Waterfront Park Pier, Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America, North America

Background imagePole Collection: Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio, 1595, by Gerardus Merc

Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio, 1595, by Gerardus Merc
Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594). Flemish cartographer. Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio. Map of the Arctic with the North Pole and surrounding lands within and outside the Arctic Circle, 1595

Background imagePole Collection: Entrance to Cal-Neva Lodge, Nevada, USA

Entrance to Cal-Neva Lodge, Nevada, USA
Entrance to Cal-Neva Lodge, spa resort on Stateline Road, Crystal Bay, Nevada, USA, near Lake Tahoe. circa 1930

Background imagePole Collection: Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, polar explorer

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, polar explorer
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874 - 1922), Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer. Seen here at the age of 40 in windproof garments

Background imagePole Collection: Sir Ernest Shackleton and others, Antarctic

Sir Ernest Shackleton and others, Antarctic
Sir Ernest Shackleton and three members of a polar exploration party, photographed within 111 miles of the South Pole in 1907-9 on board the Nimrod

Background imagePole Collection: Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)

Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)
Photograph of Captain Roald Engelbreth Gravning Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer, in his cold weather clothing and skis, Antarctica, 1912

Background imagePole Collection: Captain Oates Dies

Captain Oates Dies
The young Captain Oates leaves Captain Scotts tent in a blizzard on the return trip from the South Pole and is never seen again

Background imagePole Collection: Gondolas and houses

Gondolas and houses, Grand Canal, Venice, Veneto, Italy, Europe

Background imagePole Collection: Main Street, Salisbury, North Carolina, USA

Main Street, Salisbury, North Carolina, USA. Date: circa 1905

Background imagePole Collection: US Steel Works

US Steel Works
The blast furnaces and rolling mills of the Homestead Steel Works, Pittsburgh. From a stereograph. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePole Collection: Scott Polar Expedition 1910 - 1912 - Beardmore Glacier

Scott Polar Expedition 1910 - 1912 - Beardmore Glacier
Photograph taken by Captain Scott during the ill-fated polar expedition to the South Pole in 1910 - 1912, showing tents pitched on the way up the Beardmore Glacier

Background imagePole Collection: Some of the Officers of the British Antarctic expedition

Some of the Officers of the British Antarctic expedition
Officers on board the Terra Nova on its return to New Zealand in February 1913 after the discovery of the bodies of Captain Scott and his companions. From left to right. Back row, Mr

Background imagePole Collection: The Last Resting Place of Captain Scott

The Last Resting Place of Captain Scott
The inner tent in which Captain Scott and his two companions were discovered taken by a member of the relief party which found the tent on November 12th 1912

Background imagePole Collection: Scott of the Antarctic - page from The Sphere

Scott of the Antarctic - page from The Sphere
Page from the special Scott of the Antarctic memorial number featuring a photograph of the Scott Antarctic medal, presented to the team after returning from their first successful expedition in 1904

Background imagePole Collection: A motor sledge which may be used at the South Pole

A motor sledge which may be used at the South Pole
A suggestion for the type of motor sledge to be taken by Captain Scott, who in 1909 had announced his intention to set out on a new expedition to the South Pole

Background imagePole Collection: The Norwegian Flag at the South Pole, 1911

The Norwegian Flag at the South Pole, 1911
Photograph showing Lt. Helmer Hansen, of the Amundsen Antarctic Expedition of 1910-12, standing with his sledge, dog team and Norwegian flag at the South Pole, December 1911

Background imagePole Collection: Bank and shops, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA

Bank and shops, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
Wyoming Valley Trust Company and Second National Bank (left) and Jonas Longs Sons department store, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA. Date: circa 1907

Background imagePole Collection: New Milton, Hampshire - Station Road

New Milton, Hampshire - Station Road. I can report that the Coal and Manure Merchants is now a Ladbrokes...! Date: circa 1908

Background imagePole Collection: Fire Station Billiards Room

Fire Station Billiards Room

Background imagePole Collection: Joyes Shop in Pound Street, Petworth

Joyes Shop in Pound Street, Petworth, showing a hanging display of pheasants, chickens and rabbits, turkeys with the butcher

Background imagePole Collection: Lt. Shackleton, Captain Scott and Dr. Wilson, Antarctica, 19

Lt. Shackleton, Captain Scott and Dr. Wilson, Antarctica, 19
Photograph showing Lt. Shackleton, Captain Scott and Dr. Wilson, ready for their dash towards the South Pole, during the National Antarctic Expedition of 1901-04

Background imagePole Collection: Ernest Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922), British explorer, dressed for Antarctic conditions. Shackleton made four expeditions to the South Pole during his career

Background imagePole Collection: Franklins expedition seeking Northwest Passage

Franklins expedition seeking Northwest Passage
Seals and sea-birds watch as Sir John Franklins Erebus and Terror sail cautiously between Arctic icebergs

Background imagePole Collection: Man with pole pushing boat forwards on a Kerala backwater

Man with pole pushing boat forwards on a Kerala backwater, a typical scene in an area where canals and rivers are used as roadways, Kerala, India, Asia

Background imagePole Collection: The Millennium Dome, Greenwich, London, England, UK

The Millennium Dome, Greenwich, London, England, UK

Background imagePole Collection: Totem poles, Vancouver, British Columbia (B. C. ), Canada, North America

Totem poles, Vancouver, British Columbia (B. C. ), Canada, North America
Totem poles, Vancouver, British Columbia (B.C.), Canada, North America

Background imagePole Collection: Scott of the Antarctic and his predecessors

Scott of the Antarctic and his predecessors
Illustration showing Captain Scott with his team flying the Union Jack flag, along with the names of previous polar explorers with the chronology traced back over a map of Antarctica

Background imagePole Collection: Punting at Cambridge

Punting at Cambridge
A group of people punting on the River Cam at Cambridge, with Kings College Chapel in the background

Background imagePole Collection: Terra Nova on front cover of The Sphere

Terra Nova on front cover of The Sphere
Farewell to civilisation - Captain Scott and his team pictured departing New Zealand in the Terra Nova, bound for Antarctica in December 1910 in their bid to become the first to reach the South Pole

Background imagePole Collection: Scott at Amundsens Tent

Scott at Amundsens Tent
Scotts team arrive at the South Pole to find that Amundsens crew have beaten them to it; frozen and demoralised, they perished weeks later

Background imagePole Collection: Captain Oates 1912

Captain Oates 1912
LAWRENCE EDWARD GRACE OATES Member of Captain Scotts expedition which reached the South Pole in January 1912; lost his life in a blizzard on the return trip

Background imagePole Collection: Female high jumper in orange costume

Female high jumper in orange costume
A female high jumper in an orange costume leaping over a pole

Background imagePole Collection: Captain Scott and his exploration ship, Terra Nova

Captain Scott and his exploration ship, Terra Nova
The south polar expedition: Captain Scott and his exploration ship " Terra Nova"

Background imagePole Collection: How Captain Scott is attacking the South Pole

How Captain Scott is attacking the South Pole
Double page spread from The Sphere, showing a map of Antarctica along with the route of Captain Scott and his team of ponies, dogs and men in their attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole



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"Pole: A Journey through History, Triumphs, and Challenges" Embark on a captivating journey as we explore the multifaceted world of "pole. " From the treacherous expeditions of Erebus and Terror to Franklins' last trip, where bravery met its match in the icy wilderness. Dive into the realm of exploration with Shackleton, Wild, and Adams as they pushed boundaries and defied odds. Witness Sandy Amoros' legendary catch during the 1955 World Series that left spectators in awe at Yankee Stadium. Uncover hidden stories like "The Workers May-Pole, " a socialist poster design symbolizing unity and equality. Marvel at Captain Scott's iconic expedition to the South Pole in 1912, immortalized forever in history. Delve into unexpected encounters such as Captain Robert Falcon Scott's surprising appearance in a Frys Cocoa Advert or gaze upon Earth from space with a mesmerizing satellite image capturing our planet illuminated by countless lights. Travel across continents to Poland's Greater Poland region, where Poznan's Old Town Market Square stands as a testament to centuries-old traditions. Explore Main Street in Salisbury, North Carolina - an embodiment of small-town charm blended with American spirit. Immerse yourself in Captain Scott's workshop aboard Terra Nova or witness the fierce strength of Japanese warrior women wielding naginatas. Celebrate female empowerment through time with an inspiring image of a pole vaulter from 1927. "Pole" encapsulates tales of triumph over adversity, cultural diversity spanning nations and eras; it is both a physical object connecting us to new heights and metaphorical symbol representing human resilience throughout history.