Steamship WORSLEY HALL on fire, probably off Clifton, Staten Island, New York, October 27-28, 1896

gelatin silver print

PHOTOGRAPHS
Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation
USA, NY, New York; USA, NY, New York, Staten Island, Clifton
1896-10-27; 1896-10-28
paper
4-1/2 x 6-3/4 in.

Silver gelatin print in photograph album 1964.520 of Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation salvage operations; handwritten at top of album page "Book No. 3-", and above photograph (photo sequence no.) "320", and below photograph "SS. 'Worsley Hall' cotton loaded cargo on fire / 'W.E.C.' flooded[?] compartment hoist out burnt / cotton & pumping out Ship Oct 27/28 1896"; starboard view of steamship WORSLEY HALL on fire, assisted by lighter WM. E. CHAPMAN, probably off Clifton, Staten Island, New York, October 27-28, 1896; see accession file for account of accident.


1964.520.8

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