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Museum catalogue: Flag Collection



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Accession no.: N: 1052
Object name: Flag
Title: Flag
Description: A black flag used to mark depots during the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova).
Classified name:
SPRI theme flags
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 929.9
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT flags
Number of items: 1
Full description:

An almost square black textile flag, probably wool. The top edge of the flag is the selvedge of the fabric and so is not hemmed; the lower edge has been whip-stitched along its length to prevent fraying. The right/free edge of the flag is hemmed. A piece of buff-coloured cloth has been machine-stitched to the left/pole edge to form a tube to hold a simple flag pole. The tube is closed at the top end by stitching. A string is sewn to the outer side of the lower edge of the buff coloured pocket, probably apparently intended to tie the lower edge of the flag to the pole, and it has simple knots in both ends, probably to prevent fraying.

  • Width: 580mm, height: 452mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (Terra Nova) (1910 - 1913)
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