Floating derrick RELIANCE with Ship GLENESSLIN after fire, Brooklyn, NY, September 1894
gelatin silver printPHOTOGRAPHS
Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation
USA, NY, Brooklyn
4-1/2 x 6-1/2 in.
Gelatin silver print, mounted on cloth, in photograph album 2008.28.2 of Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation salvage operations; handwritten on album page "Sp 'Glenesslin' Burnt & sunk at Watsons Stores/ Sept 23d 1894", and on photograph at left "27 Film"; floating derrick RELIANCE and other salvage vessels with sunken GLENESSLIN, Brooklyn, NY; see "Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac 1895" entry for Sept. 23, 1894, "Iron ship 'Glenesslin,' kerosene laden, on fire at Watson's Stores, is sunk to put out flames."; see related photographs 2008.28.2.48-54, and 2008.28.3.19.