ANTARCTIC TRADE CARDS
No 309. Robert F. Scott, issued by Fry's Cocoa & Chocolate, No. 25 of 25 in "With Captain Scott at the South Pole" series, issued circa 1913. Size: circa 1.75" x 2.5"
Recto: Scott and party surveying the South Pole
Captain Scott at the Pole - Taking Records.
Fry's Cocoa & Chocolate
Makers to H.M. the King.
Verso: 25 in Series
With Captain Scott at the South Pole
The South Pole was reached by Captain Scott on January 18th, 1912, the position was determined by means of a theodolite. The elevation of the sun at the Pole is so slight that sextant observations might not be sufficiently accurate. The party spent two days at the Pole correcting their positions and wrote their letters before starting the long march that ended so tragically.
300 Grands Prix, Gold Medals, &c.
Source: Peter Spielmann.