The Discovery's coat of arms illustrated in the 'South Polar Times'

A photographic reproduction of the coat of arms printed in the first edition of the 'South Polar Times'. The illustration was done by Dr E A Wilson. The shield/escutcheon has been divided into four to illustrate (top l-r) the seal and Mt Erebus, and (bottom l-r) Discovery underway in ice and an Emperor penguin feed a chick. The two supporters are penguins behind whom is a sledge. The helmet on top of the escutcheon is a sledging balaclava, surmounted by a skua with outstretched wings. A St George Cross sledging flag and a set of skis are crossed over, appearing from behind the shield. In the foreground are a pair of mittens.

Object Details

ID: ALB0346.24
Type: Photographic print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Shackleton, Ernest Henry; Wilson, Edward Adrian
Date made: 23 April 1902; 1902-March 1903 23 April 1902-March 1903
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Bernard Collection
Measurements: Overall: 103 mm x 78 mm
Parts: British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901-1903 (Photograph album)

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