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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 98a-b
Object name: Mitten
Title: Mitten
Description: A pair of leather mittens for general use. Made in Tromso, Norway, and used during 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 685.4
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT mittens
Number of items: 2
Full description:

A pair of leather mittens (a = left, b = right). They are constructed from five pieces of leather – one for the back of the hand, one for the palm and thumb flap, one for the thumb, and two for the cuffs – with an additional piece fixed to the inside of the thumb with metal studs. The leather used for the cuffs is much thicker than that of the rest of the mitten; and the leather on the back of the hand is stamped with a cowhide shape containing the letter 'N'. There is an additional leather flap/flange protruding from the seams around the outside of the mitten and the outside of the thumb. Each mitten has a leather loop on the little finger-side. The palms of are very dirty and well used.

  • Width: 200mm, length: 355mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)