Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912), British Antarctic explorer, 1914. Portrait surrounded by vignettes of his fatal expedition to South Pole. Bottom: 'Terra Nova', the expedition's ship; the explorers with dogs and sledges. Top: eating in tents on the ice; in sleeping bags. Scott's final expedition left London on 1 June 1910 bound for the South Pole. He reached the Pole on 17 January 1912, only to find that the Norwegian expedition under Amundsen had beaten them to their objective by a month. Delayed by blizzards, and running out of supplies, Scott and his team died at the end of March. Their bodies and diaries were found eight months later. From a trade calendar for 1914.