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Old Ironsides. A Drawing from the original Plan Draught of the US Ship Constitution by William Doughty, Builder 1794

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: intaglio; photograph
Maker: Martin, W. A. K.; Martin, Henry A.
Place made: United States, Pennsylvania, Ambler
Date made: 1912
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 17 in x 22 1/4 in
Nomenclature: frigates; American
Classification: plans

A starboard-broadside view of the hull of the USS 'Constitution,' or its nickname, Old Ironsides. The masts are depicted without the yards or rigging and rendered in outlines. Below are printed inscriptions of manuscript writing that details the inspiration for the drawing and the dimensions of the frigate. Below the inscriptions, are two detail drawings of the stern and bow.