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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: Y: 2011/53/19
Object name: Anorak
Title: Anorak
Description: A green-beige anorak (pullover-style) with fur-trimmed hood, made or supplied by Robert Lawrie Ltd. of London. Belonged to Dr. Allan Rogers, medical officer on the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58, and labelled inside the neck 'Allan Rogers'.
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Antarctic regions
UDC 687.1
Geographic UDC (*7)
Getty AAT anoraks
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A green-beige anorak (pullover-style) with fur-trimmed hood. The stitching is cream. The anorak has a drawstring hood, waist and hem, with leather panels for the eyelets, round white textile cord drawstrings and clear plastic cuboid toggles. The hood is trimmed with brown fur. There is an additional flap of material in the neck, below which is a strip of leather. Each cuff has a flap with one buttonhole reinforced with leather, and two round white plastic buttons secured with metal pins and reinforced on the back with leather. There is a large central breast pocket with a pocket flap and metal zip. The back of the anorak is covered in stitching in a large diamond pattern. Inside the anorak are two buttons – one at the front on the hem at the centre, and one on the back higher up. Fastened to the inside back of the anorak at hem level is a textile strap with two buttonholes reinforced with leather. This strap would be passed between the legs and fastened to the round white plastic button at the front hem to hold everything in place; when not in use the strap is fastened to the button at the back. Inside the neck is a manufacturer's label with 'ROBERT LAWRIE LTD // LONDON W.1.', and inside the hood is a textile nametape with 'ALLAN ROGERS' in blue.

  • Width: 1755mm, length: 1080mm
Associated person(s):
  • Used by: Rogers, Allan (1955 - 1958)
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58 (1955 - 1958)