ANTARCTIC TRADE CARDS - Originally Series 2

Scott's "Terra Nova."

034. TERRA NOVA. Issued by Teofani & Co. Ltd. [no issuer given on card] (1939). Card number 38 from a set of 48 entitled "Transport Then & Now" Size: Ca. 1.37" x 2.7".
Recto: View of Terra Nova under sail with ice and ice-covered land. At bottom: Scott's "Terra Nova"
Verso: TRANSPORT | THEN & NOW | No. 38 | TERRA NOVA | (Present) | Here we iIlustrate the Terra Nova, the exploration vessel from which Captain Scott made his tragic dash to the South Pole. For reasons of buoyancy and general seaworthiness, it is impossible to give the relatively small polar research vessel the strength of an ice-breaker, and everything depends on the skill of the navigator in these dangerous waters. The Terra Nova was a converted whaling ship, an appropriate choice for the Antarctic seas. See No. 37. THIS IS ONE OF A SERIES OF 48 CARDS NOW BEING PACKED WITH THESE CIGARETTES.
Note: Image and information courtesy of Evan Jones, Wiltshire, England.