Alternative Name(s): Face Mask

Three-piece black felt blizzard mask used by Australian geologist I.R. McLeod on expeditions to Antarctica in the late 1950s and in the 1960s.

Part of Museum Victoria's collection of artefacts from the post-war era of scientific exploration of Antarctica.

Physical Description

Blizzard mask - black felt. Three pieces: face, nose and neck piece. Cut out for eyes, neck piece buttoned at back with two buttons and six button holes for adjustment. Two pieces of tape, one across crown and one from to back to secure to head. Buckle at one side for adjustment. Lined with white felt.

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