IS THIS CAPTAIN SCOTT?

A photograph left me by my 94 year old mother.

A small Victorian boy - perhaps 10 years old, in a wing collar stares, confidently into the camera. My mother always claimed it was Robert Falcon Scott, otherwise Captain Scott of the Antarctic, who was to die a hero’s death in 1912 aged 43 on the return trip from the South Pole. Here he is at 13 - I could be persuaded.

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