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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 119a-b
Object name: Mitten
Title: Mitten
Description: A pair of moose hide mittes made by G.C.L. Bertram from a pair of moccasins during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).
Artist: Bertram, George Colin Lawder
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Graham Land
UDC 685.4
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT mittens
Number of items: 2
Full description:

A pair of moose-hide mittens (a = left; b = right) made from moccasins. Each mitten has been constructed in two pieces – one for almost all of the mitten and a second for the thumb. The palm-side of the mitten has been made from the sole of the moccasin (hence the wear), and the back has been made from the upper part of the mitten. There are two lines of stitching in the top of the mitten running from the cuff and halfway down the hand – this is where the tongue of the moccasin has been stitched up. The top of the mitten has been folded outwards to create a cuff, and is stitched with large running stitches. Each mitten has a hide loop attached to the back, by which they could be hung.

  • Width: 185mm, length: 265mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Bertram, George Colin Lawder (1934 - 1937)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)