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Maritime and Coastal Views
1860-1900
Photographer:Photographed by Elisha Ayer , American, active 1879 - 1889
Photographer:Photographed by Prescott & White , American, 1867 - 1873
Photographer:Photographed by Unknown
Photography; albumen prints on paper on cardboard mounts
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 4 x 7in. (10.2 x 17.8cm) or smaller Sheet (height x width): 4 x 7in. (10.2 x 17.8cm) or smaller Mount (height x width): 4 x 7in. (10.2 x 17.8cm) or smaller
Credit Line: The Newman S. Hungerford Museum Fund
Description: Identified subjects include a view of the wreck of the Metis, Eastern Point, Groton, and a view of Charles Island, off Milford, Connecticut. Steamboats at a dock include the River Queen. Sailing vessels appear in some photographs. Part of the John S. Craig Collection.
Subject Note: The steamer Metis was wrecked off Watch Hill, Rhode Island on August 30, 1872. Photographers from nearby Connecticut, such as M. Safford & Co. of Norwich, rushed to the scene to take photographs to sell to customers eager for pictures of the disaster.
Inscription: Some photographs have inscriptions on recto or verso with information about subjects. All photographs: On verso, lower right, in pencil, accession number
Object Number: 2012.536.682-.687
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