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CHARLES W. MORGAN at Round Hill, South Dartmouth, MA, 1925

black-and -white negative

Rosenfeld, Morris
USA, MA, South Dartmouth
emulsion on glass
overall: 5 x 7 in.

5x7 glass plate negative by Morris Rosenfeld, 1925. Image is a starboard quarter view of CHARLES W. MORGAN in her sand cradle at Round Hill. She is re-rigged as a ship (during her refit at Round Hill). Two starboard side whaleboats hang from their davits. A group of four are at her stern looking down; two men are off to her right, and several people are at her bow. On the enshrinement of Charles W. Morgan at Round Hill, South Dartmouth, MA: “Towed to the south beach of Round Hill, the ‘Morgan’ was floated ashore and a cofferdam built around her. Sand was then pumped in to the waterline, surrounding the vessel. Federal authorities in Washington assured Colonel Green that this was the best method for preserving a wooden ship. A reproduction of an old-time wharf was then built beside the ‘Morgan,’ giving the impression that the old whaler was tied up alongside.” -- Hirshson, G. Warren, The whale ship Charles W. Morgan, Reynolds Printing Co., New Bedford, MA, 1932, p.4-5. Typewritten on original negative sleeve: "17269-F 1925 / Whaler at New Bedford / CHARLES W. MORGAN [box] 1413". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. Videodisc and frame number: 3-48072.


Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection

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Whaling ships