Ship Model of a Sailing Merchant Vessel

Ship Model of a Sailing Merchant Vessel

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Description
The model is of an unnamed three-masted sailing ship with rigging and one cloth sail at the stern. It represents a commonplace ship-rigged sailing ship of the 19th century, complete with three masts rigged with square sails. Cargo vessels like these plied all of the globe’s seas and oceans until they were gradually replaced by steamships in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The few remaining examples are educational and museum ships.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ship model
date made
ca 1910-1920
maker
unknown
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 32 in x 51 in x 9 in; 81.28 cm x 129.54 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
2005.0279.077
accession number
2005.0279
catalog number
2005.0279.077
Credit Line
Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection
subject
Maritime
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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