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Singlet - White Cotton String, Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions, 1958 Object Reg. No: SH 000134

Cotton string singlet used by Australian geologist Ian Macleod on expedition to Antarctica in 1958. McLeod was one of ANARE's most experienced geologists, for expeditions to the Antarctic during the late 1950s and in the 1960s. This singlet is part of Museum Victoria's collection of artefacts from the post-war era of scientific exploration of Antarctica.

Cotton string underclothes are an interesting example of Antarctic clothing. They create pockets of air underneath the expeditioner's clothes which produce a surprisingly effective insulating layer. At the same time the cotton string acts to wick away any sweat without covering the expeditioner's skin with damp cloth.
Men's white cotton string singlet.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr I. McLeod, 2000
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: clothing, underwear, antarctic expeditions, antarctic research, making history - antarctic
Themes this item is part of: Antarctic Clothing, Antarctica Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: EXPLORATION
Secondary Classification: Antarctic
Tertiary Classification: clothing
User: Ian Macleod, Antarctica, 1958
Commissioned By: Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE), Australia, circa 1958

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