History rarely gives up her secrets without a fight.
A trove of nearly 100 year-old negatives was recently uncovered in Antarctica by a New Zealand conservation society. The 22 unprocessed negatives were stored in a shack by a team that was leaving supplies for the famous Shackleton expedition. The team became trapped on Ross Island after their ship was blown out to sea in a blizzard and three members, including the man believed to be the photographer, died there.
Considering that the negatives survived being trapped in ice for nearly 100 years, the shots hold up extremely well. To see the entire collection, go to the website of the New Zealand Heritage Trust.