Floating derrick CENTURY raising 4-masted schooner DUSTIN G. CRESSY off Governors Island, after collision with steamship VALERIA, February 19, 1917
real photo postcard, divided backPOSTCARDS
2014 Lang Collection
Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation
USA, NY, New York
3-3/8 x 5-3/8 in.
Real photo postcard, divided back; photograph by Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation; handwritten on back ME 601000", and rubberstamped "MERRITT & CHAPMAN DERRICK & WRECKING CO."; handwritten in negative on front at bottom "SCHR 'DUSTIN G.CRESSY' / CAPSIZED AFTER COLLISION WITH STMR. 'VALERIA' / FEBY. 19, 1917"; floating derrick CENTURY raising 4-masted schooner DUSTIN G. CRESSY in New York Harbor off Governors Island, after collision with steamship VALERIA, February 19, 1917; Statue of Liberty in background left; see related photographs 2014.49.9458-9460, and duplicate photograph 2008.28.7.1371; see accession file for "Popular Mechanics" account of accident