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I.M. Customs' Nautical Telegraph

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: hand-colored poster
Maker: unknown
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1800-1899
Materials: paper; ink; paint
Measurements: 18 in x 13 3/4 in
Nomenclature: signal flags; house flags
Classification: flags

Poster depicting maritime flags used at the Port of Shanghai. The American, French, and British national flags are shown at top. Flags of the Harbor Master and house flags of the P. & O. Co., Messageries Imperiales, and the Pacific M.S.S. Co. are displayed at botom. Along the left and right borders are signal flags. The header at the top of the brodside reads "I. M. Customs' Nautical telegraph." Text below the national flags describes customs for displaying ensigns. In a central register: "Shanghai. List of Names of Steamers running regularly to and from this port," followed by a list of steamships. 1. Fire Queen 2. Plymouth Rock 3. Hirado 4. Fusiyama 5. Kiangloong 6. Lamont 7. Moyne 8. Tahwah 9. Shansee 10. Szechuen 12. Manchu 13. Kiangtzse 14. Yuy-Hai-un 15. Costa Rica 16. Miaca 17. Glengyle 18. Rona 19. Reiver 20. Clan Alpine 21. Suwonada 23. Yesso 24. Nanzing 25. Ying-tsze-fei 26. Express 27. China 28. Tunsin 29. Shaftesbury 30. feiloong 31. Fusiyama 32. Ganges 34. 35. Cadiz 36. 37. Aden 38. Niphon 39. Malacca 40. Sunda 41. 42. 43. United Service 44. 45. Erl King 46. Osaka 47. Fungsui 48. Kiusiu 49. Thales 50. Haya Maro 51. 52. Courier 53. Dragon 54. Coila


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