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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection


Boot section

Accession no.: N: 773b
Object name: Boot section
Title: Boot section
Description: A toe section, cut away from boot N: 773a to reveal the construction. The boot was made by G.H. Bass & Co. of Wilton, Maine, USA for the United States Antarctic Service Expedition 1939-41. This style of boot was made for use with skis, and the sole is specially constructed for the ski bindings used by the expedition.
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Antarctic regions > Ross Dependency
UDC 685.31
Geographic UDC (*76)
Getty AAT boots
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A toe section, cut away from a reddish-brown leather boot for the right foot (see N: 773a) to reveal the construction of the boot. The section shows the leather lower, lining and insole. The toe is further lined with a layer of cork between the leather outer and lining. The sole is made of layers of leather with a layer of cork and textile for insulation, and is fixed together with stitching. The sole has no tread. The stitching is in a natural fibre (such as waxed linen).

  • Width: 62mm, height: 60mm, length: 75mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • As used on: United States Antarctic Service Expedition 1939-41 (1939 - 1941)