Steamship LASSELL after being sunk by steamship FRIESLAND off Staten Island, NY, December 5, 1899
Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation
USA, NY, New York Bay
4-1/2 x 6-1/2 in.
Gelatin print in album 2008.28.3 of Merritt & Chapman Derrick & Wrecking Co.; handwritten in negative lower left "631"; handwritten on album page below photograph "S.S. 'LASSELL',/ After being sunk by S.S. Friesland./ Dec. 5th 1899."; apparently off Staten Island, NY.; see duplicate 2008.28.4.183, and related photographs 2008.28.4.181-185; see accession file for "New York Times" article about the incident, "The Red Star Line steamship Friesland, which on Dec. 5 fouled the coffee ship Lassell while that vessel was detained at Quarantine, staving a hole in her side, was libeled yesterday in the United States District Court. . ."