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Dr. Atkinson's Supporting Party

Miscellaneous Antiquities

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Collection Miscellaneous Antiquities
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Object ID ZBA2283.17
Description No 17. from Players cigarette cards, second series of 25, 'Polar Exploration'. The front shows four men hauling a loaded sledge with a sail, captioned: 'Player's Cigarettes DR. ATKINSON'S SUPPORTING PARTY'. Reverse: 'Dr. Atkinson's Supporting Party. On September 22nd 1911, the third supporting party (consisting of Cherry Garrrard, Wright and Petty Officer Keohane, under Surgeon E.L. Atkinson, R.N.) left Captain Scott with seven companions in latitude 85º 7’ S. This party had assisted their leader up to the top of the magnificent Beardmore Glacier, and now a redistribution of the loads left the four men to return to Cape Evans. This party made splendid progress under Atkinson's skillful leadership. Mr. C.S. Wright, the young Canadian chemist, acted as navigator, and the little band won through and reached the Cape Evans Hut on Jan. 29th 1912, having completed a march of 1, 126 miles, mostly hauling their own sledge.'
Date made 1916

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials card
Measurements Overall: 1 mm x 67 mm x 36 mm
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