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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 50
Object name: Boot
Title: Boot
Description: A dark brown leather sea boot for the left foot, made in northern Norway. Used by J.H. Martin on the expedition ship Penola throughout 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 685.31
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT boots
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A dark brown leather sea boot for the left foot. The main body of the boot is made of two pieces of leather – one for the upper and one for the lower – and the boot is shaped so that it is higher at the front than the back. It is not lined, but there is an extra bit of leather around the back of the heel on the inside to provide reinforcement. There is a leather bootstrap at the back to help pull the boot on and off. The smooth sole is made from layers of leather which have been fixed in place with metal nails – these are now protruding through into the inside of the boot through the leather insole – and a horseshoe-shaped piece of metal has been fixed to the heel.

  • Width: 120mm, height: 440mm, length: 325mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Martin, James Hamilton (1934 - 1937)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)