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Tin of Emergency Rations for Lifeboats, ca. 1945

Wisconsin Historical Museum object #1975.59.16

Malted Milk

Survival Provisions

Explorers and safety planners found malted milk to be ideal for the cold-weather expeditions and emergency situations because it was lightweight, non-perishable and packed with calories.

Explorers including Robert Peary, Roald Amundsen and Richard Byrd all made Horlick's Malted Milk a crucial component of their provisions.

William Horlick donated $30,000 to Byrd's 1933-1934 expedition.

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Curtis-Wright Conor 'William Horlick' Biplane, 1933-1935

Antarctica. This biplane was named after William Horlick of Racine, Wisconsin.
WHI 23704

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View of the Horlick Mountains, Antarctica, ca. 1970

Admiral Byrd named these mountains for his friend and supporter, William Horlick.
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Crates of Horlicks Malted Milk, 1933

Here crates await shipment to New Zealand for Admiral Richard E. Byrd's second Antarctic expedition.
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