ANTARCTIC TRADE CARDS - Originally Series 2
Terra Nova (1910).
048. TERRA NOVA (1910) CAPTAIN SCOTT'S SOUTH POLE EXPLORATION SHIP. Issued by D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. (Date: ?). Card unnumbered; from a set of
32 entitled "Famous Ships". Size: Ca. 2.5" x 3.1".
Recto: View of Terra Nova in ice with two men in foreground. At bottom: TERRA NOVA (1910) CAPTAIN SCOTT'S SOUTH POLE EXPLORATION SHIP
Verso: FAMOUS SHIPS | THE TERRA NOVA | Only the best is good enough to brave the dangers of the frozen seas, and the Terra Nova was one of the very best.
Captain Scott, the dauntless explorer, chose this gallant ship for his dash to the South Pole in 1910, the venture from which Scott never returned. Leaving the Terra Nova amidst the ice, Scott and his party managed to reach the Pole, but it was on the way back that disaster overtook them. Through raging blizzards they battled their way until only 11 miles lay between them and safety. Here the worst blizzard of all overtook them, and with only a flimsy tent to protect them, the whole party perished. | Presented with | ADVENTURE
Note: Image and information courtesy of Evan Jones, Wiltshire, England.