Belonged to Engineer James Wootton and used on Nares' Arctic Expedition of 1875. Canvas overalls or snow repellers for keeping fine powdery snow out of the woollen clothing worn underneath. Top with hood, trousers, mittens on straps. A picture of a lighthouse and a red ensign painted on the back of the jacket designed to protect against snow blindness. Hand sewn, with horn buttons.

Object Details

ID: AAA3998
Collection: Polar Equipment and Relics
Type: Overall
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Moss, Edward Lawton
Events: Arctic Exploration: North Pole expedition, Nares, 1875-1876
Date made: ca.1875
People: Wootton, James
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: 1018 mm x 1568 mm

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