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A COLLECTION OF 76 PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVES TAKEN ON GENERAL BRUCE'S 1922 MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION, WITH MALLORY AND FINCH, TOGETHER WITH WAKEFIELD'S OWN NOTES TO EACH NEGATIVE AND CONTEMPORARY EPHEMERA RELATING TO THE EXPEDITION.
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# - Wakefield, Dr Arthur William.

A COLLECTION OF 76 PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVES TAKEN ON GENERAL BRUCE'S 1922 MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION, WITH MALLORY AND FINCH, TOGETHER WITH WAKEFIELD'S OWN NOTES TO EACH NEGATIVE AND CONTEMPORARY EPHEMERA RELATING TO THE EXPEDITION.
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# - Wakefield, Dr Arthur William.

A COLLECTION OF 76 PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVES TAKEN ON GENERAL BRUCE'S 1922 MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION, WITH MALLORY AND FINCH, TOGETHER WITH WAKEFIELD'S OWN NOTES TO EACH NEGATIVE AND CONTEMPORARY EPHEMERA RELATING TO THE EXPEDITION.

76 original celluloid photographic negatives taken by Dr Wakefield, each numbered and most with additional manuscript notes in pencil and ink on paper by wakefield, preserved within 14 original Kodak negative envelopes, within a wooden box; together with a large selection of modern prints taken from these negatives in 2 boxes

together with: 2 different postcards and a flyer advertising the film Climbing Mount Everest, at the Alhambra Theatre, Keswick (22 June 1923); an illustrated programme for Climbing Mt. Everest: The Cinematograph record of the Mount Everest Expedition of 1922; a publisher's prospectus for E.F. Norton's book The Fight for Everest 1924


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來源

Dr Arthur W. Wakefield (1876-1949); thence by descent to the present owner

出版

Bayne, Dr Ronald, Arthur Wakefield on Everest 1922: no 'passenger' (The Alpine Club Journal, 2004, vol.109, no.353, pp.221-229); [Ibid.] Dr Arthur Wakefield on Mount Everest in 1922: "this has not been by any manner of means a picnic", (Journal of Medical Biography, 2003, vol.11, pp.150-155)

相關資料

In 1922 Dr Arthur Wakefield (1876-1949) reached the North Col of Mount Everest at 23,000 feet as a member of the first British team to attempt the summit. As well as being a climber, and keen amateur photographer, he provided medical care to the expedition, which included George Leigh Mallory and George Finch.

Wakefield was educated at Sedbergh School and Trinity College Cambridge, and received his medical training at the London Hospital. "He spent much of his life as a general practitioner in the English Lake District after working in Canada immediately before and after World War I. His reputation as a climber stemmed from the record he set in 1905, in which he covered 59 miles and 23,000 feet of ascent in 22 hours 7 minutes and on his experience in climbing in the Canadian Rockies." (Bayne, 2003, p.150). In 1921 Wakefield was invited to join the preliminary exploration of Mount Everest, but was unable to attend from Canada at short notice, however he was able to join the 1922 expedition, which was to be the first major British attempt to reach the summit. On the expedition "Wakefield took many films, which he developed as he went, despite the wind and dust." (Bayne, p.152)

The photographic negatives include views of the expedition river crossing with animals, 'devil dancing' at Shekar Dzong, the monastery at Shekar Dzong (including one of Noel using his movie camera), the first trial of oxygen on 20th May with Strutt, Finch and Bruce at 21,000 to 21,500 feet, Sherpas and supplies, crossing the Rongbuk glacier, portraits of Tibetan people, various views of Mount Everest and members of the expedition.

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