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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Boot

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Accession no.: N: 237
Object name: Boot
Title: Boot
Description: A dark brown moccasin-style leather boot for the right foot. Made by G.H. Bass & Co. of Wilton, Maine, USA for the United States Antarctic Service Expedition 1928-30 and the United States Antarctic Service Expedition 1933-35. This style of boot was intended for wear around camp and for short trips, and was made large enough to accomade extra socks and sennegrass.
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 685.31
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT boots
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A dark brown leather boot for the right foot. The boot has a leather upper, lower and bellows tongue, and a leather insole. The boot is not lined and has no cuff. A textile label on the inside of the tongue reads 'G.H. BASS & CO // WILTON MAINE'. The lacing consists of 12 pairs of metal eyelets; the leather laces are tied in a ball to the top of the boot rather than being fed through the lacing. The sole of the boot is covered with a layer of leather which wraps around the base of the boot; it has no tread. An additional leather heel has been stitched on top of this, into which eighteen metal spikes are screwed. The stitching is in a natural fibre (such as waxed linen). Inside the boot is a scrunched up piece of newspaper from the 'Sunday Pictorial', dated February 13th 1938.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 120mm, height: 360mm, length: 325mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • As used on: United States Antarctic Service Expedition 1933-35 (1933 - 1935)
  • As used on: United States Antarctic Service Expedition 1928-30 (1928 - 1930)