Franz Josef Glacier - Photograph taken by Thomas Pringle, [Ca March 1871]
Reference Number: PAColl-7075-06-05
View of the Franz Josef Glacier, with the Waiho River in the foreground, taken ca March 1871 by Thomas Pringle.
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Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Albumen print 13.5 x 20.5 cm on mount 24.7 x 30.6 cm. Horizontal imageSingle photograph
Historical Notes: This image is commonly accepted as the first known photograph of the Franz Josef Glacier. It was reproduced as a wood engraving in "The official handbook of New Zealand", by Julius Vogel (London, Wyman & Sons, 1875), attributed to a sketch by William Fox. It was attributed to "the late Mr Pringle" in "Geology of the provinces of Canterbury and Westland", by Sir Julius Von Haast (1879).
Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted
Inscriptions: Inscribed - Mount recto - bottom left: The Francis Joseph Glacier, Waiho River, Mt Cook
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