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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Tablecloth

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Accession no.: Y: 2008/21
Object name: Tablecloth
Title: Tablecloth
Description: A white linen tablecloth with embroidered signatures including, at the centre, those of the scientists on the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900 (Southern Cross). Other signatures include members of the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery), the British Relief Expedition 1902-03 (Morning) and the British Relief Expedition 1903-04 (Morning), as well as signatures from other people who did not take part on polar expeditions.
Classified name:
SPRI theme memorabilia and souvenirs
UDC
Geographic UDC (*7)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A square white linen tablecloth, embroidered with approximately sixty signatures in various colours, including red, yellow, purple, blue, silver, green and purple. The signatures in the centre are those of the scientists on the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900 (Southern Cross), and the signatures around the outside include members of the British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery), the British Relief Expedition 1902-03 (Morning) and the British Relief Expedition 1903-04 (Morning), as well as signatures from other people who did not take part on polar expeditions.

Dimensions:
  • Width: 885mm, length: 885mm
Associated person(s):
  • : Colbeck, William ( - )
Associated expedition(s):
  • : British Relief Expedition 1903-04 (Morning) (1903 - 1904)
  • : British Relief Expedition 1902-03 (Morning) (1902 - 1903)
  • : British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery) (1901 - 1904)
  • : British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900 (Southern Cross) (1898 - 1900)