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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Mitten

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Accession no.: N: 51
Object name: Mitten
Title: Mitten
Description: A single dark brown leather outer mitten for the left hand, and designed to be worn over a woollen inner mitten. Made in Tromso, Norway and used by J.H. Martin 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:

A single dark brown leather outer mitten for the left hand, to be worn over a woollen inner mitten. The main body of the mitten is made in two pieces (one for the front and one for the back), the cuff is made in two pieces (one for the front and one for the back) and the thumb is made in two pieces. Additional pieces of suede have been sewn onto the palm and the back of the hand, and another piece has been fixed to the inside of the thumb with metal studs. There is a small leather loop attached to the cuff.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 195mm, length: 300mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Martin, James Hamilton (1934 - 1937)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)