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Polar Equipment and Relics

Object details:

Object ID AAA2259
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. Five bone buttons found at Crozier's camp site near Ross Cairn, Point Victory, King William Island on 11 July 1879 by the Schwatka Search Expedition 1878-79. This was the place where the crews of 'Erebus' and 'Terror' landed after abandoning their ships. One button had a paper label '3' now detached.
Date made before 1845

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials bone
Measurements Overall: 5 x 28 mm
  • Button (AAA2259)
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