Item NART5 -  Whaling Bark Josephine Hove Down For Repairs. 

This fine gelatin-silver print is an image of the whaling bark Josephine, hove down on the New Bedford, Massachusetts waterfront at Merrill’s Wharf, with the structures of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron terminal looming behind.  This same image appeared in Albert Cook Church’s “Whale Ships and Whaling,” first published in 1938 by W.W. Norton & Co.  The dry plate glass negative for this print exists in the collection of the New Bedford Whaling Museum as catalog number M-190.  The photographer is not mentioned in the records, but it was likely either Albert Cook Church or William Tripp.  This print is 7 ½ x 9 ½ inches, and is mounted on paste boardboard.  It shows a work crew on floats working on the garboard seams.  It is in excellent condition, and the definition goes well beyond that found in the image in Church’s book.  Fine.

  Price -  $35.00

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