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Desdemona and Rousseau - photo of old whalers at the wharf

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: photograph
Maker: unknown
Place made: United States, Massachusetts, New Bedford
Date made: 1840-1841
Materials: photographic paper
Measurements: 7 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in
Nomenclature: ships
Classification: whales

Port bow views of abandoned whaling barks Desdemona and Rousseau at New Bedford, Massachusetts wharf. They have been stripped of their sails and rigging. There is a large ship with what appears to be two masts and square sails in the right-hand background.


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