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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Mitten

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Accession no.: N: 123d
Object name: Mitten
Title: Mitten
Description: A duffle inner mitten with pink stitching, used with a pair of sealskin mittens made by G.C.L. Bertram during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola).
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: 1
Full description:

One duffle inner mitten, made of cream-coloured blanket cloth and with beige-pink wool stitching, for use inside a sealskin outer mitten (N: 123c). The construction of the mitten is not clear but it appears to have been made of two pieces of cloth – one for almost all of the mitten and the other for the thumb – with additional pieces for reinforcement or repair on the top of the fingers, the tip of the thumb and the part between the thumb and finger. The stitching is blanket stitch around the seams and over-and-over stitch on the additional pieces. There is no stitching around the opening. There is a length plaited wool (same wool as the stitching) at the opening of the mitten.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 200mm, length: 255mm
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)