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Herbert George Ponting (1871-1935)

Finnesko; Ski Shoes for use with Finnesko (devised by Lt. Gran and made by P.O. Evans); and Finnesko with crampons

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Herbert George Ponting (1871-1935)
Finnesko; Ski Shoes for use with Finnesko (devised by Lt. Gran and made by P.O. Evans); and Finnesko with crampons
gelatin silver contact prints
5 x 7in. (12.7 x 17.8cm.)
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Literature
L. Huxley (ed.), Scott's Last Expedition, London: 1913, three of the four plates illustrated facing I, p.338: 'Saturday, July 1, 1911. -- we have designed new ski boots and I think they are going to be a success. My object is to stick to the Huitfeldt binding for sledging if possible. One must wear finnesko on the barrier, and with finnesko alone a binding is necessary. ... Evans, P.O., has risen well to the ocassion as a boot maker...'
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