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Photo, Print, Drawing The wreck of the Atlantic

[ digital file from original item ]

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[ b&w film copy neg. ]
[ b&w film copy neg. ]

About this Item

Title

  • The wreck of the Atlantic

Summary

  • Print shows a large ship capsized with hundreds of people on board; groups of rescue workers on rocks are pulling people out of the water from the crashing waves; others are holding a long rope extending from the ship and secured to a rock for passengers to use as a way to escape the vessel.

Names

  • Currier & Ives.

Created / Published

  • New York : Published by Currier & Ives, c1873.

Headings

  • -  Rescues--1870-1880
  • -  Rescue work--1870-1880
  • -  Lifesaving--1870-1880
  • -  Shipwrecks--1870-1880

Headings

  • Lithographs--1870-1880.

Genre

  • Lithographs--1870-1880

Notes

  • -  Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 7340
  • -  Exhibited: Shipwreck! Winslow Homer and The Life Line, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Medium

  • 1 print : lithograph ; 33.7 x 42.4 cm (sheet).

Call Number/Physical Location

  • PGA - Currier & Ives--Wreck of the Atlantic (A size) [P&P]

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Digital Id

  • ppmsca 31855 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.31855
  • cph 3a09012 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a09012
  • cph 3b12528 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b12528

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2002698865

Reproduction Number

  • LC-DIG-ppmsca-31855 (digital file from original item) LC-USZ62-5709 (b&w film copy neg.) LC-USZ62-64958 (b&w film copy neg.)

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

Online Format

  • image

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  • Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.
  • Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-31855 (digital file from original item) LC-USZ62-5709 (b&w film copy neg.) LC-USZ62-64958 (b&w film copy neg.)
  • Call Number: PGA - Currier & Ives--Wreck of the Atlantic (A size) [P&P]
  • Access Advisory: ---

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Chicago citation style:

Currier & Ives. The wreck of the Atlantic. , ca. 1873. New York: Published by Currier & Ives. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2002698865/.

APA citation style:

Currier & Ives. (ca. 1873) The wreck of the Atlantic. , ca. 1873. New York: Published by Currier & Ives. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2002698865/.

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Currier & Ives. The wreck of the Atlantic. New York: Published by Currier & Ives. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2002698865/>.