Probably salvage of steamship LASSELL after being sunk by S.S. Friesland, December 5, 1899
gelatin silver printPHOTOGRAPHS
Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation
USA, NY, New York Bay
4-1/2 x 6-1/2 in.
Gelatin silver print in photograph album 2008.28.4 of Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation salvage operations; probably salvage of steamship LASSELL after being sunk by S.S. Friesland, December 5, 1899, apparently off Staten Island, NY; see related photographs 2008.28.3.95 and 2008.28.3.181-185; 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. . ."