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Description

Four different views of schooner, three under sail and lower image of anchor with flags flying--upper right picture is a postcard, not a photograph.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900-1913
Inscriptions
Handwritten on mat--lower left and right: ""The Polly is the oldest vessel of the American Merchant Marine still in commission, and with her high-pooped stern and rounding apple-shaped bows, she represents a type of American marine architecture fast becoming extinct. She was in existence during the War of 1812...[more text follows]""
Material
gelatin silver prints
silver (metal)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
armed forces
gelatin silver prints
marines (visual works)
Maritime
Military
photographs
Picture
postcards
Schooner
schooners
silver (metal)
Silver Print
War of 1812
wars
People and organizations
Schooner Polly
Dimensions
14 x 24 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1914.282
GUSN
27281

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