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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Pyjama upper

Accession no.: N: 725
Object name: Pyjama upper
Title: Pyjama upper
Description: A thick woollen pyjama top made by Jaeger Co., size medium. Worn by J.I. Moore as underwear during the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37. Moore required thicker clothes than anyone else on the expedition due to very poor circulation.
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Graham Land
UDC 687.2
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT pajamas
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A thick, cream-coloured, long-sleeved, knitted woollen jacket-style pyjama top with collar. It is fastened by means of five shell buttons down the front, which fasten through both sides of the jacket. There is a breast pocket on the left side. Inside the neck is a textile label reading 'HEALTH & COMFORT // JAEGER // WARRANTED PURE WOOL // MADE IN GT. BRITAIN' and another with the size, 'M'.

  • Width: 1455mm, length: 850mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Moore, James Inglis (1934 - 1937)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)