ANTARCTIC TRADE CARDS - Originally Series 2
The "Terra Nova."
035. THE "TERRA NOVA." Issued by John Player & Sons. (1912). Card number 14 from a set of 25 entitled "Ships' Figureheads" Size: Ca. 1.4" x 2.68".
Recto: Profile view of the Terra Nova's figurehead. At top: Player's Cigarettes. Lower right corner: The "Terra Nova."
Verso: 14 | SHIPS' | FIGUREHEADS | A SERIES OF 25 | The "Terra Nova" | In June, 1910, the figurehead of the Terra Nova was turned southward. The British Antarctic Expedition, for which the Terra Nova was well fitted and equipped, is under the commnand of Captain R. F Scott. R N. The ship is a fine Dundee whaler, 187 ft. long, and built in 1884. Her gilded stern bears the words, "Terra Nova, St. John's, N.S." | ISSUED BY | JOHN PLAYER & SONS. | BRANCH OF THE IMPERIAL | TOBACCO CO. (OF GREAT | BRITAIN & IRELAND), LTD. | NOTTINGHAM
Note: Image and information courtesy of Evan Jones, Wiltshire, England.