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Breeches buoy in action, location unknown, undated

PC001.03.02.TMP.002 (RS82255)

Description

This full color postcard depicts the rescue device "breeches buoy" in action. A breeches buoy would be deployed from one ship to another or from shore to rescue persons trapped in wrecks. In addition to the rescue device there are two carriages depicted in the sand.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Acquisition Type
Estate
Date of Acquisition
1922-08-22
Physical Description
1 postcard
Dimensions
3.5x 5.5 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
189836
Reference Code
PC001.03.02.TMP.002

Record details

Descriptive Terms
beaches
carriages (vehicles)
sand
Material Type
photographs
postcards
Subjects
Lifesaving
Notes
W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg. 117.

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