ANTARCTIC TRADE CARDS - Originally Series 1

Sir Ernest Shackleton.

020. ERNEST H. SHACKLETON. Issued in the UK by J. A. Pattreiouex Ltd. (1929). It is card number 50 from a set of 50 cards entitled "Builders of the British Empire". The card was issued as a free premium with packages of 10 "Trawler" or "Critic" cigarettes. Size: 2.7" x 1.45"
Recto: A head-and-shoulders color drawing of Shackleton in sledging clothes above a depiction of a three-masted sailing ship, possibly Nimrod or Endurance. Between the two is a caption: Sir Ernest Shackleton.
Verso: Builders of the | British Empire | No. 50 | Sir Ernest H. Shackleton, | 1874-1922. | Shackleton accompanied Scott on his first attempt to reach the South Pole, and in 1908 himelf made a gallant effort. He reached a height of 10,000 feet and within 97 miles of his goal was forced to return through mountain sickness. The expedition made some important scientific observations. Shackleton died at South Georgia, the gate of the Antarctic, while commanding the Shackleton-Rowett expedItIon of investigation in the Antarctic and Pacific. | Smoke |Trawler, Critic, | Club Member, Casket | Cigarettes | J. A. Pattreiouex | Manchester