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Franklin relics

Object details:

Object ID AAA2035
Description Two knitted cotton gloves belonging to a member of Sir John Franklin's 1845 Arctic expedition. They are two left hands, not a pair. The remains of elastic at the wrists and a small heart worked into the palm of both hands are visible. Found laid out to dry on Beechey Island on 29 August 1850 by Sherard Osborn, HMS 'Pioneer', during Captain Horatio Austin's search expedition 1850-51.
Date made 1845

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials cotton
Measurements Overall: 15 mm x 280 mm x 212 mm
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