National Geographic : 1935 Oct
WJIyra Antarctic rxpeaition THE MESS HALL BECAME A THEATER WHEN THE EXPLORERS ATTENDED "FORTY-SECOND STREET" ON MIDWINTER NIGHT, JUNE 22, 1934 Here the group of explorers, some temporarily bearded, celebrates the beginning of the sun's southward swing whichwill bring daylight again inabout two months. Heavy boots and woolen socks were worn because the temperature near the floor of the room was about 10 degrees Fahrenheit above zero. Shoulder high, the thermometer registered 40 degrees! Canned goods on shelves line the walls of this building that served as kitchen, dining hall, and recreation center.