ANTARCTIC TRADE CARDS - Originally Series 2
057. THE "QUEST." Issued by United Tobacco Companies (South) Ltd. (1931). Card number 36 from a set of 40 entitled "Ships of All Times". Size: Ca, 2.5" x 1.62".
Recto: View of Quest on open water. Upper left: The Quest.
Verso: SHIPS | OF ALL TIMES | NO. 36. | THE "QUEST." | The "Quest" is another famous veteran of the Polar seas. She was designed on more, or less the same lines as the other vessels of her type and period, but she is notable for the fact that she was the ship in which Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922), the celebrated Polar explorer died. Sir Ernest Shackleton was using the "Quest" on his third voyage to the Antarctic when, on January 5, 1922, he died off St. Georgia Island from an attack of angina pectoris following on a bout of influenza contracted in the icy regions in which he spent so much of his time. | A series of 40 subjects | now being packed | with these cigarettes
Note: Image and information courtesy of Evan Jones, Wiltshire, England.