It is from that collection that this picture comes.
Taken on April fools day 1911, this is a picture of an Emperor Penguin from 100 years ago: when Britain had an empire, and no-one had reached the south pole. Civilisation has yet to fall prey to World War 1, Communism, Fascism, or X-Factor.
Penguins always cheer me up.
If you are in Cambridge do have a look inside the museum at the Scott-Polar on Lensfield Road. It is a nicely presented and recently refurbished collection of polar related artefacts. Well worth a visit.