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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Pyjama trousers

Accession no.: N: 726
Object name: Pyjama trousers
Title: Pyjama trousers
Description: A pair of thick woollen pyjama trousers made by Jaeger Co., size medium. Labelled 'J.I. Moore' and worn by him 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 pair of thick, cream-coloured, knitted woollen pyjama bottoms. The waistband is lined with cloth; they have a drawstring waist with a knitted woollen drawstring. Below the waistband is a textile label reading 'HEALTH & COMFORT // JAEGER // WARRANTED PURE WOOL // MADE IN GT. BRITAIN' and another with the size, 'M', and on the waistband is a length of white name tape with 'J.I.MOORE' in blue stitching.

  • Width: 485mm, length: 1125mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Moore, James Inglis (1934 - 1937)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)