Copper, Corrosion, and Craftsmanship

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These are some detailed photos of copper and copper alloy artifacts recovered from USS Monitor‘s engine room in 2001. We are currently mitigating the effects of corrosion. We continue to marvel at the amazing level of craftsmanship and detail that went into each object. These humble, industrial artifacts are works of art.

Rivets 2

Main Steam

Valve

Holes

Ragged

Rivets

Railing

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