German bark DR. SIEGERT capsized at wharf, Brooklyn, NY, July 27, 1892
gelatin silver printPHOTOGRAPHS
Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation
USA, NY, Brooklyn
4-3/8 x 6-3/8 in.
Gelatin silver print in photograph album 2008.28.1; Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation Collection; handwritten on album page "July 27th 1892" and "Bark 'Dr Siegart'", and on photograph "No 51"; view from wharf of German bark DR. SIEGERT capsized at wharf, July 27, 1892; see related photographs 2008.28.1.58, 60-67, 69. Ref: "The Evening World" (New York, NY), July 23, 1892, page 3: DR. SIEGERT capsized in storm at wharf at foot of Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY, night of July 22, 1892; ". . . All that saved the vessel from foundering was the rigging, which caught in the dock, and the cathead resting on the string-piece. . . Her masts extend over the dock in a threatening manner, but the wreckers [Chapman Wrecking Co.] say there is no danger. . ."