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Accession Number: 1984.187.121881F.1
Title: Splicing rope, aboard SS FLYING CLIPPER, 1948
Overall Size: overall: 8 x 10 in.; 20.32 x 25.4 cm
Date Created: 1948-10-03 (original negative)
Photographer: Rosenfeld and Sons

Description: 8 x 10 cropped gelatin silver print, made from a 4 x 5 Kodak safety negative. Image taken by Rosenfeld and Sons on October 3, 1948. View of an able-bodied seamen aboard the Isbrandtsen Steamship Line C2 freighter, FLYING CLIPPER. Man seen using a wooden fid to splice a cargo net. Able-bodied seamen were trained in the traditional arts of a sailor. They were used aboard cargo ships for their trained skills, including handing a lifeboat, box the compass and handle the helm, recognize lights and signals, understand nautical terminology, and perform basic ropework and all deck duties. [Log of Mystic Seaport, Autumn 1998, Volume 50, No. 2]. Stamped on back in rectangular box: "MORRIS ROSENFELD / PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATOR / 116 NASSAU STREET, N.Y. / Phone BEekman 3-4970". Handwritten on back: "Splicing / page 13".

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