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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection




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Accession no.: Y: 2021/3
Object name: Flag
Title: Flag
Description: Square, blue and white silk sledging flag with an embroidered coat of arms that belonged to expedition surgeon Eric S. Marshall (1879-1963), one of four men to reach the Furthest South on 9 January 1908 along with Jameson Adams, Ernest Shackleton and Frank Wild during the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09 (Nimrod).
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SPRI theme
Geographic area
Geographic UDC
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
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Square silk flag with central, white horizontal band over a blue field, and central embroidered coat of arms bearing a red unicorn and overlaid gold anchor on a blue shield. The whole is fringed with rope stitched to the main body of silk. Three canvas loops for rope to hoist are affixed equidistant along one vertical edge.

  • Width: 610mm
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