ST. LOUS, New York Bay
glass negativePHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
USA, NY, New York
overall: 10 x 8 in.; 25.4 x 20.32 cm
8 x 10 glass plate negative taken by James Burton. View of the American transatlantic liner ST. LOUIS as she steams up New York Bay toward the Statue of Liberty. Launched at Philadelphia in 1894, the 544-foot ST. LOUIS was the first modern American-built ocean liner. With a crew of 400, she was designed to carry 1,340 passengers, 800 of them in steerage. During twenty years of service she brought thousands of European immigrants to these shores, including a five-year-old English by we know today as Bob Hope. Handwritten on original negative sleeve: "381 / St. Louis NY / SS".
ST LOUIS steamship
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, James Burton photographer