ST. LOUS, New York Bay

glass negative

PHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
Burton, James
USA, NY, New York
1894-1909
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
B.1984.187.381

Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, James Burton photographer



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