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View of a sloop "Union" anchored at Nootka Sound

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: photograph
Maker: unknown
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1860-1920
Materials: paper; photographic process
Measurements: 11 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in
Nomenclature: sloops; American
Classification: ship portraits

Photograph of a drawing of the sloop "Union", in side view, at Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The island is visible in the left-hand background. There are four boats on the water surrounding the "Union". She flies two American flags, with 13 or 14 stars; the monochromaticity of the photograph and the general crude execution of the drawing makes it difficult to distinguish what is a star and what is an accidental gradation in the paint. Title is drawn atop and below the image; in places, the ink of the lettering has run.