PORPOISE, A Class, #6, U.S. submarine, 1904
glass negativePHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
emulsion on glass
overall: 8 x 10 in.; 20.32 x 25.4 cm
8 x 10 glass negative photographed by James Burton in 1904. Port beam view of crewmen topside aboard the partially submerged U.S. submarine PORPOISE, #A-6. PORPOISE was an early U.S. A Class submarine, commissioned in 1903. She measured 63' 10" in length and weighed 122 gross tons. She was built in New Suffolk, NY by Holland Submarine Company, and was designed by John Holland for the U.S. Navy. Handwritten on original negative sleeve: "B-373 / Submarine Porpoise". Handwritten on emulsion side of original negative bottom: "Copyrighted 04 / Copyright 04 / 343 / 75". Handwritten same way along top edge: "Submarine hunt- Porpoise". NOTE: no clouds in original negative. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.
Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection, James Burton photographer