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Cap band

Franklin relics

Object details:

Object ID AAA2082
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48. A gold lace cap band obtained from the Inuit at Pelly Bay by the Rae expedition on 21 April 1854. The Inuit said that they had found the material at a camp to the north west of the mouth of the Back River where a party of Europeans had died of starvation. A strip of gold lace has been joined up with a piece of caribou skin and a thong. The item is shown in the drawing by Edward Pulleyn (AAA3972). It was presented to Greenwich Hospital by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, 2 December 1854.
Date made 1845

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Greenwich Hospital Collection
Materials lace; gold; caribou skin
Measurements Overall: 254 x 22 mm
  • Cap band (AAA2082)
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