ANTARCTIC TRADE CARDS - Originally Series 3

The Challenger Voyage.

113. THE CHALLENGER VOYAGE. Issued by Brooke Bond Foods Limited. (1971). Card number 3 from a set of 48 entitled "Exploring the Ocean—Explorons L'Océan" Size: Ca. 2.7" x 1.45".
Recto: View of the Challenger with icebergs at rear. Artist's name (unreadable) in lower right corner of image. At lower left: ©1971 National Wildlife Federation. Lower right : Litho in Canada.
Verso: No 3 Series 14 Sé Set of / de 48 | EXPLORING THE OCEAN—EXPLORONS L'OCÉAN | The Challenger Voyage Modern oceanography began in 1872 with the 69,000 mile, 3½ year voyage of H.M.S. Challenger, a converted steam corvette. Visiting all oceans except the Arctic, Challenger took thousands of soundings, current measurements and samples of marine life, sediment and sea-water. Bringing back many unknown species, Challenger proved that the seas teemed with unknown life, some at great depths. The voyage established the size, shapes and depths of the ocean basins and initiated research methods for oceanography. SAVE YOUR CARDS IN AN ALBUM—ONLY 25¢ | [The above is repeated in French] | BROOK BOND FOODS LIMITED | 5415 Côte de Liesse, Montreal 378, P.Q. | Cards free with Cartes gratuites avec RED ROSE—BLUE RIBBON Tea/Coffee Thé/Café
Note: Image and information courtesy of Evan Jones, Wiltshire, England.