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Ship model, RMS Mauretania

Ocean liner owner:
Cunard Steamship Company  Search this
Architect and designer for interior of ocean liner:
Peto, Harold A.  Search this
Measurements:
crate: 68 in x 216 in x 36 in; 172.72 cm x 548.64 cm x 91.44 cm
Object Name:
ship model
model, ship
Sailed from:
United Kingdom: England
Sailed to:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
1907
Ship launched:
1907
Broke a time record for transatlantic voyage:
1909
Served as a passenger liner:
1919-1934
Sold and broken apart:
1935-04
Related event:
The Emergence of Modern America  Search this
Related Publication:
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
Credit Line:
Gift of Hon. Franklin D. Roosevelt
ID Number:
TR.311006
Accession number:
134437
Catalog number:
311006
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Oil Painting, Black Ball Packet Ship Isaac Webb

Shipping firm:
Black Ball Line  Search this
Shipbuilder:
Webb, William H.  Search this
Ship's namesake:
Webb, Isaac  Search this
Maker:
Walters, Samuel  Search this
Physical Description:
oil on canvas (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 35 1/2 in x 50 in; 90.17 cm x 127 cm
Object Name:
painting, oil, Black Ball packet
Where ship was built:
United States: New York, New York
Ship sailed to:
United Kingdom: England, Liverpool
Date made:
1851
Ship was launched:
1851
Ship made transatlantic voyages from New York and Liverpool:
1851-1880
Ship was abandoned:
1880-10
Related event:
Expansion and Reform  Search this
Related Publication:
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
ID Number:
TR.317527
Catalog number:
317527
Accession number:
229943
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Letter of Marque Topsail Schooner Lynx

Shipbuilder:
Kemp, Peter  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metals (fittings material)
textile (lines material)
Measurements:
overall: 31 1/4 in x 45 1/2 in x 13 1/2 in; 79.375 cm x 115.57 cm x 34.29 cm
Object Name:
ship
ship model
model, rigged
Where ship was built:
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Date made:
1964
Associated Date:
19th century
Related event:
War of 1812  Search this
Expansion and Reform  Search this
Related Publication:
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
ID Number:
TR.323263
Catalog number:
323263
Accession number:
249753
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edanmdm:nmah_844182

Ship Model, Brig Diligente

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
plastic (fitting material)
rubber (fitting material)
Measurements:
overall: 30 in x 44 in x 16 in; 76.2 cm x 111.76 cm x 40.64 cm
Object Name:
brig
model, rigged brig
Ship used in the slave trade:
Atlantic Ocean
Ship possibly built here as its design was similar to other vessels constructed in Maryland:
United States: Maryland
Date made:
1960
Brig first used in the transatlantic slave trade:
16th century
Slaver was captured:
1837-01-12
1838-04-24
1839
Related event:
Revolution and the New Nation  Search this
Expansion and Reform  Search this
Related Publication:
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
ID Number:
TR.318279
Catalog number:
318297
Accession number:
234478
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Rigged Model, Steamship George Law (Central America)

Owned ship:
New York and Liverpool United States Mail Steamship Company  Search this
Designer:
Webb, William H.  Search this
Maker:
Webb, William H.  Search this
Boucher-Lewis Precision Models, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
textile (part: lines material)
metals (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 17 in x 38 in x 7 1/2 in; 43.18 cm x 96.52 cm x 19.05 cm
Object Name:
ship
ship model
model, ship
Place Made:
United States: New York, New York
Where the ship was built and sailed from:
United States: New York, New York
Sailed to:
Panama
United States: California
Date made:
1961
Ship built:
1852-1853
Ship sank:
1857-09-12
Wreck discovered by treasure salvers:
1987
Related event:
Civil War and Reconstruction  Search this
Related Publication:
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
ID Number:
TR.318465
Catalog number:
318465
Accession number:
236170
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Shipyard Plate Puller

Hosted riveting competitions:
Baltimore Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company  Search this
Regulated riveting gangs and competitions:
United States Shipping Board  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 20 in x 5 1/4 in; x 50.8 cm x 13.335 cm
Object Name:
plate puller
Date made:
1918
First riveting competitions:
1918
Related event:
World War I  Search this
The Emergence of Modern America  Search this
Related Publication:
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
Credit Line:
Gift of Walter Davis
ID Number:
TR.336914
Catalog number:
336914
Accession number:
1979.0413
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National Museum of American History
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Presentation Model, Typical Wartime Freighter

Recipient:
Piez, Charles  Search this
Presenter:
Association of Northwestern Shipbuilders  Search this
Referenced:
Emergency Fleet Corporation  Search this
Maker:
Zapffe, Carl  Search this
Physical Description:
silver (overall material)
wood (overall material)
enamel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 26 in; x 66.04 cm
Object Name:
Ship, Freighter
ship model, freighter
model, ship
Place Made:
United States: Washington, Seattle
Date made:
1919
Subject:
Fishing  Search this
Related event:
The Emergence of Modern America  Search this
Related Publication:
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
Credit Line:
Gift of Catherine M. and Capt. Raymond M. Kotrla, USN (Ret.)
ID Number:
TR.335462
Catalog number:
335462
Accession number:
321772
1976.321772
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National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_844269
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Button, Fisher Poets Gathering

American Folklife Center designated the Fisher Poets Gathering as a Local Legacies Project:
Library of Congress  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/4 in; x 5.715 cm
Object Name:
button
button - 8th Fisher Poets Gathering Astoria 2005
Place Made:
United States: Oregon, Astoria
Hub of commercial salmon fishing:
United States: Columbia River
Salmon industry relocated:
United States: Alaska
Location of Fisher Poets Gathering:
United States: Oregon, Astoria
Date made:
2005
Related event:
Contemporary United States  Search this
Fisher Poets Gathering  Search this
National Cowboy Poetry Festival  Search this
Related Publication:
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
Credit Line:
Gift of Columbia River Maritime Museum
ID Number:
2005.0149.03
Catalog number:
2005.0149.03
Accession number:
2005.0149
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National Museum of American History
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1837 Crompton's Patent Model of a Power Loom

Inventor:
Crompton, William  Search this
Physical Description:
iron (overall material)
brass (overall material)
steel (overall material)
wood (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements:
approx.: 24 in x 14 in x 12 in; 60.96 cm x 35.56 cm x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
loom patent model
Object Type:
model
Inventor's residence:
United States: Massachusetts, Taunton
Associated place:
United States: Massachusetts, Taunton
Model constructed:
before 1837-11-25
Patent date:
1837-11-25
Subject:
Patent Models  Search this
Invention  Search this
Related event:
Expansion and Reform  Search this
Related Publication:
Janssen, Barbara Suit. Patent Models Index
ID Number:
TE.T11411.001
Accession number:
89797
Catalog number:
T11411.001
Patent number:
491
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Patent Models
Patent Models, Textile Machinery
Textiles
Exhibition:
On the Water
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1071095
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1906 Chinese Immigrant’s Lacquer Trunk

Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
leather (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
trunk closed: 34 cm x 46 cm x 70 cm; 13 3/8 in x 18 1/8 in x 27 9/16 in
Object Name:
trunk
Place made:
China
Arrived at:
United States: New York, Manhattan, Chinatown
Date made:
ca 1906
Subject:
Chinese American  Search this
Immigration  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Related event:
The Emergence of Modern America  Search this
Related Publication:
Mead, Virginia Lee. Lee Chinese -American Family Papers, ca. 1915-1970
Related Web Publication:
http://collections.si.edu/search/results.jsp?q=set_name:%22Lee+Chinese-American+Family+Papers%2C+ca.+1915-1970%22
Credit Line:
Gift of James Edgar Mead and Virginia Lee Mead
ID Number:
1992.0620.01
Catalog number:
1992.0620.01
Accession number:
1992.0620
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Exhibition:
On the Water
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1119903
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Bernice Palmer's Kodak Brownie camera

User:
Ellis, Bernice P.  Search this
Maker:
Eastman Kodak Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/4 in x 4 in x 6 1/4 in; 13.335 cm x 10.16 cm x 15.875 cm
Object Name:
camera
Date made:
ca 1912
Related event:
The Emergence of Modern America  Search this
Credit Line:
Bernice P. Ellis
ID Number:
1986.0173.38
Accession number:
1986.0173
Catalog number:
1986.0173.38
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Exhibition:
On the Water
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Ship's Surgical Kit

Maker:
Hermann Hernstein & Son  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 17 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 43.815 cm x 19.05 cm
Object Name:
case
surgical set
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
1862-1865
Subject:
Surgery  Search this
Related event:
Civil War and Reconstruction  Search this
Credit Line:
Gustave and Phyllis Sokol
ID Number:
1977.1103.01
Accession number:
1977.1103
Catalog number:
1977.1103.01
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
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Health & Medicine
Civil War Surgical Sets
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Exhibition:
On the Water
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1216047

Flyer, Fisher Poets Gathering

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in x 11 in; 21.59 cm x 27.94 cm
Object Name:
paper flyer
paper flyer - 8th Annual Fisher Poets Gathering (yellow)
Place Made:
United States: Oregon, Astoria
Date made:
2005
Subject:
Fishing  Search this
Related event:
Contemporary United States  Search this
Related Publication:
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
Credit Line:
Gift of Columbia River Maritime Museum
ID Number:
2005.3075.04
Catalog number:
2005.3075.04
Nonaccession number:
2005.3075
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National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Patent Model, Life Boat

Patentee:
Tremberger, George  Search this
Stein, Michael Joseph  Search this
Inventor:
Tremberger, George  Search this
Stein, Michael Joseph  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 32 in x 25 in x 8 in; 81.28 cm x 63.5 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
lifeboat, model
patent model, lifeboat
Place Made:
United States: New York, New York
Associated place:
United States: New York, New York
Date made:
1879
Patent date:
1879-01-28
Related event:
The Development of the Industrial United States  Search this
Related Publication:
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
ID Number:
1978.2282.06
Catalog number:
1978.2282.06
Accession number:
1978.2282
Patent number:
211,807
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National Museum of American History
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The Propeller Indiana’s “Philadelphia Wheel”

Possible patentee:
Loper, Richard  Search this
Maker:
Spang & Company  Search this
Physical Description:
iron (overall material)
cast iron (hub material)
rolled iron (blades material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 in x 1 in x 115 3/4 in; x 10.16 cm x 2.54 cm x 294.005 cm
Object Name:
propeller
Date made:
1848
Subject:
Engineering  Search this
Building & Architecture  Search this
Related event:
Expansion and Reform  Search this
Related Publication:
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
Credit Line:
Gift of Michigan Department of State, Michigan History Division (through Bruce J. Andrews)
ID Number:
1979.1030.05
Catalog number:
1979.1030.05
Accession number:
1979.1030
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On the Water
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Poster, You Bet I'm Going Back to Sea

Commissioned poster:
War Shipping Administration  Search this
Directed poster program:
United States. Office of War Information  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 20 in x 14 1/2 in; 50.8 cm x 36.83 cm
Object Name:
poster
Date made:
1942
Related event:
World War II  Search this
The Great Depression and World War II  Search this
Related Publication:
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
Credit Line:
Gift of Frank O. Braynard, Sea Cliff, New York
ID Number:
1991.0856.07
Catalog number:
1991.0856.07
Accession number:
1991.0856
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On the Water
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National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1102283

SS United States Poster

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 30 3/8 in x 22 1/16 in; 77.1525 cm x 56.03748 cm
Object Name:
poster
Subject:
Fishing  Search this
Related event:
Postwar United States  Search this
Related Publication:
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
Credit Line:
Gift of Frank O. Braynard, Sea Cliff, New York
ID Number:
1991.0856.13
Catalog number:
1991.0856.13
Accession number:
1991.0856
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On the Water
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National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_1102295

Cup from Propeller Indiana

Physical Description:
porcelain (overall material)
white (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 3 7/16 in x 3 7/8 in; 8.73125 cm x 9.8425 cm
Object Name:
cup
Date made:
ca 1858
Related event:
Expansion and Reform  Search this
Related Publication:
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Cohrs
ID Number:
1993.0441.01
Catalog number:
1993.0441.01
Accession number:
1993.0441
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On the Water
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National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Coal from Propeller Indiana

Physical Description:
coal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/4 in; 8.255 cm
Object Name:
coal
Associated Place:
Great Lakes
Related event:
Expansion and Reform  Search this
Related Publication:
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
Credit Line:
Gift of Michigan Department of State, Michigan History Division (through Bruce J. Andrews)
ID Number:
1979.1030.07
Accession number:
1979.1030
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On the Water
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National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1155708

Propeller Indiana’s Hand Bell

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 24.37 cm x 12.96 cm; 9 5/8 in x 5 1/8 in
overall: 9 3/4 in x 5 1/4 in; 24.765 cm x 13.335 cm
Object Name:
bell
Related event:
Expansion and Reform  Search this
Related Publication:
On the Water online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater
Credit Line:
Gift of Michigan Department of State, Michigan History Division (through Bruce J. Andrews)
ID Number:
1979.1030.15
Catalog number:
1979.1030.15
Accession number:
1979.1030
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On the Water
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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