The Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge holds a unique collection of fascinating images that document the history of polar exploration. Many of the original images are captured on glass plates or daguerreotypes and are too fragile and unsuitable for handling or public display. By digitising this collection, the images have been preserved and made easily available for research use.
This collection of some 20,000 pictures covers expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica. The images are presented at a reasonable size with copyright information laid over the picture. There are full search facilities, including the ability to search by date, expedition or photographer as well as the ability to find images by a keyword tag cloud.