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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 788
Object name: Boot
Title: Boot
Description: A reddish-brown leather climbing boot, lined with lambskin and treated with whale oil to prevent freezing. Made by Robert Lawrie Ltd. of London. This type of boot was supplied to some members of 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 685.31
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT boots
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A reddish-brown leather climbing boot. The boot has a leather upper, lower and tongue, and a leather bootstrap at the heel to help pull the boot on and off. There is no cuff. The lining and insole are of lamb skin. The sole is made of layers of leather, with no tread, and is fixed in place with nails and stitching. It is stamped 'HANDSEWN'. The lacing consists of seven pairs of eyelets cut into the leather (with no metal reinforcements). The brown laces are oval and made of plaited cord. The stitching is in a natural fibre (such as waxed linen).

  • Width: 115mm, height: 190mm, length: 300mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • As used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)