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William Speirs Bruce

When people went down to the Antarctic to hang out with penguins at the turn of the 20th century, they did it with class. They did it with dignity. They did it with bagpipes.

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This photo (click to embiggen, slightly) was taken by William Speirs Bruce on a 1902-04 Scottish national expedition to Antarctica. Of course the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition would have bagpipers. Way to challenge stereotypes, guys.

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