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Amundsen at the South Pole

Miscellaneous Antiquities

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Collection Miscellaneous Antiquities
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Object ID ZBA2283.24
Description No 24. from Players cigarette cards, second series of 25, 'Polar Exploration'. The front shows a tent from which is flown the Norwegian flag and a pennant marked: 'FRAM'. To the left, four men of the polar party stand bare-headed. The caption reads: 'Player's Cigarettes AMUNDSEN AT THE SOUTH POLE.' Reverse: 'Amundsen at the South Pole. The gallant Norseman, Roald Amundsen, reached the South Pole on December 16th, 1911, with his companions, Hanssen, Wisting, Hassel and Bjaaland. Four of the intrepid explorers are shown in this picture, while the fifth is depicted in No. 25. Floating over the tent is the Norwegian flag, while below is the burgee of the famous ship 'Fram'. The British explorer Scott, was terribly disappointed at being anticipated by the Norwegians, who only preceded him by a month; but no decent-minded Englishman grudged the modest men of the Viking breed their well earned prize.'
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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