ANTARCTIC TRADE CARDS - Originally Series 2
Captain Robert Falcon Scott.
087. ROBERT F. SCOTT. Issued by Anglo-American Chewing Gum Ltd ('Bell Boy' Bubble Gum). (1950s). Card number 10 from a set of 48 entitled "Men of Progress". Size: Ca. 3.9" x 2.62".
Recto: View of 4 men, a sledge, Norwegian flag. Text: 'BELL BOY' SERIES OF 48 MEN OF PROGRESS 10 Probably the most tragic of all Antarctic expeditions was that of Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) who with his companions reached the South Pole in 1912 only to discover that Roald Amundsen, Norwegian explorer had hoisted the Norwegian flag there a month before. All members of Scott's party including its leader died during the return journey when only eleven miles from safety. On left margin: ANGLO 'BELL BOY' Regd. BUBBLE GUM. On right margin: ANGLO AMERICAN CHEWING GUM LTD, HALIFAX, ENGLAND. At base of card: MADE FROM GUM-BASE SUGAR, CORN STARCH, NATURAL & ARTIFICIAL FLAVOURS & COLOURING | BUBBLE GUM | ANGLO 'BELL BOY' | TRADE MARK | BUBBLE GUN | ANGLO-AMERICAN CHEWING GUM LTD. HALIFAX, ENGLAND
Note: Image and information courtesy of Evan Jones, Wiltshire, England.