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
RETURN to forsale list.