The Ceremonial Pole, just before it was repainted during the 1980-81 summer. The original orange and black paint had been applied to the then-flagpole in McMurdo in 1956. The repainting happened after Ran
Fiennes' Transglobe expedition had departed, as the photos of their visit show these same colors.
The definitive before and after photos:
|Credits...the top photo by Nick Majerus is in the Antarctic Photo Library; the photo of Martha is from her husband Mike Savage who wintered with her; and the Cynthia photo is also from Nick Majerus.|