Breeches buoy in action, location unknown, undated

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

beaches
carriages (vehicles)
sand
postcards
photographs

Physical Description

1 postcard

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

1922-08-22

Reference Code

PC001.03.02.TMP.002

Acquisition Type

Estate

Record Details

Material Type

postcards
photographs

Subjects

Lifesaving

Accruals Note

W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg. 117.

Description Level

Item