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Ancient shipwreck artifact - Ruth Dugan, ca. 1954

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: color slide
Maker: Edgerton, Harold Eugene
Place made: United States
Materials: 35mm film; cardboard
Site location: France
Measurements: 2" x 2"

Ruth Dugan holds an artifact from an ancient shipwreck: a clenched copper alloy spike with a round head, likely from the Grand Congloué shipwreck site investigated by a Cousteau team in the early 1950s . (CC)


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thumbnail Cousteau, Jacques-Yves
thumbnail Edgerton, Harold Eugene
1903-1990; electrical engineer; professor
Dugan, Ruth
Wife of American travel writer James Dugan

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