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Socks - Multicoloured, George Rayner, 1927-1939 Object Reg. No: ST 036515

Summary:
Pair of multi-coloured hand-knitted socks. Worn by British biologist and photographer George Rayner in Antarctica between 1927 and 1939.
This is part of Museum Victoria's collection of artefacts from the inter-war era of scientific exploration of Antarctica.
Description:
Pair of multi-coloured hand-knitted socks. Black ground; striped patterns using pink, orange, blue, purple and white yarn. Fair Isle style.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs E. Rayner, 1984
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 13.5 cm (Width), 61 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: antarctic exploration, footwear, handcrafts, knitting, personal effects
Themes this item is part of: George Rayner, Biologist & Photographer, Antarctic Clothing, Antarctica Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: EXPLORATION
Secondary Classification: Antarctic
Tertiary Classification: footwear
Date Used: 1927-1939

George Rayner was a biologist associated with the discovery investigations in the waters of the Falkland Islands dependencies. His research included hydrographic surveying and whale marking.
User: Mr George Rayner, Grytviken, South Georgia, Antarctica, 1927-1939

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Agaeva Natalia Posted on 11 Feb 2012 9:54 PM
These are Iranian socks

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