25 September 2002
SIR ERNEST HENRY SHACKLETON (1874-1922)
A 78rpm phonograph record, one side only recorded, by Victor Talking Machine Co., Camden, N.J., U.S.A. (His Master's Voice logo painted over): 'A Dash for the South Pole, Sir Ernest Shackleton', no. 70014, in Victor Record sleeve (torn), 11 7/8in. (30.1cm.) diameter.
The same recording of Shackleton describing his sledging journey on the Nimrod expedition featured as the 'B' side of H.M.V.'s recording of Peary's 'The Discovery of the North Pole'. For the U.K. and American issues of this latter record, see Christie's sale, 9 May 2002, lot 187 and 26 September 2001, lot 189.
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