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A colored movie poster included a drawing of the scenery in Antartica, as seen from the perspective from inside an ice cave. A blue sea and orange/yellow horizon can be seen in the distance. The movie title is Captain Scott and animal life in the Antarctic.
The Gaumont Co. L'T'D. London presents the motion picture records of the undying story of Capt. Scott and animal life in the Antarctic. The Morgan Lith. Co., Cleveland, O. c. June 19, 1913. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. //

Story Map Highlight: History of the Antarctic Treaty System

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As winter approaches and the temperature cools, it seems like the perfect time to discuss one of the coldest locations on the planet, Antarctica. Among the Law Library’s Story Map collection, readers may be interested in learning more about Antarctica from a legal perspective by reviewing the History of the Antarctic Treaty System. This Story Map offers a glimpse into the history of explorations to the southernmost continent, its claims to the territory, and its current status as a source of scientific research and cooperation.

Screen capture from the story map on the antarctic treaty system, including text about the history of the treaty and an image of a globe with signatory nations highlighted.
Screen capture from “History of the Antarctic Treaty System.”

Throughout the Story Map, images from the Library’s digital collections are interspersed with key historical facts, along with links to treaty texts.

This Story Map was written and researched by Sophia Guido, a former intern with the Digital Resources Division of the Law Library of Congress. She is a graduate of the Master of Information program at Rutgers University.

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