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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 52
Object name: Boot
Title: Boot
Description: A komag-style pull-on dark brown leather boot, possibly for the right foot of the type used by fishermen, sealers and lumbermen in the northern parts of Scandinavia.
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 komag-style pull-on dark brown leather boot, possibly for the right foot. It is made in three sections and consists of a leather lower made of one piece of leather stitched together at the back; a leather upper and front piece, made of two pieces of leather stitched across the top of the foot; and a leather leg made of one piece stitched on either side to the front piece. It appears that the leather to make the boot has been made from various pieces patched together with machine stitching (there is a patch on the vamp and a patch on one side). There are additional strips of leather along the seams on top of the foot and halfway up the leg. The stitching is in a natural fibre (such as waxed linen). The sole is made of leather and has no tread; it is fixed in place with wooden pegs and metal nails. There is a leather loop on either side of the front piece above the instep; a leather thong is tied to each loop and a woven woollen gaiter in red, green, yellow, blue and white is tied to the leather thong on one side.

  • Width: 130mm, height: 270mm, length: 335mm
Associated person(s):
  • : Martin, James Hamilton (1934 - 1937)
Associated expedition(s):
  • : British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)