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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Cotton case

Accession no.: M: 2011/2
Object name: Cotton case
Title: Cotton case
Description: A cotton case, perhaps a book jacket or album cover, made by Dorothy Irving Bell to commemorate the members of the Polar Party of the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).
Artist: Irving-Bell, Dorothy
Classified name:
SPRI theme memorabilia and souvenirs
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 92(093.5)
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A cotton book jacket. It is made of two pieces of cloth stitched together, with the short edges folded over and stitched to form flaps. The front is decorated with a hand-painted art nouveau-style design of daffodils in green and yellow, a central box containing the text 'ENGLISHMEN CAN ENDURE HARDSHIP, AND MEET DEATH WITH AS GREAT A FORTITUDE AS EVER IN THE PAST.', five scrolls bearing the names of the members of the polar party, and the crest from the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).

  • Height: 448mm, length: 625mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • : British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)