Artifacts on the Move!

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Entrance to the Museum

Recently I had the good fortune of being in the Boston area and was able to visit some of our artifacts currently on loan to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.  Their exhibition, Ocean Liners:  Glamour, Speed, and Style is open from now until October 9, after which it will be traveling to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  We loaned them a number of fantastic pieces, including some that are quite large.

In the second room, seen in the picture above, the engineering of these mighty ships was discussed and two of our artifacts were included.  The first is the piece hanging from the ceiling, a towing tank model of SS United States.  This model was tested in the U.S. Navy’s David W. Taylor Model Basin at Bethesda, Maryland in 1946.  The other piece is the cream-colored half model on the wall to the right.  It doesn’t look like much in this photo, but it is a 21′ plating model for SS United States, made in 1949.   Read more

Returned Stolen Materials

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City of Paris photograph

As always, I am happy to share items that have been returned to us after the theft in the early 2000’s.  So enjoy!

The first picture is City of Paris and the second shows City of Rome.   Read more

Returned stolen material

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City of Pueblo steamship photograph

It’s been a while since I’ve reported on the returning stolen pieces, but I am happy to say that they continue to come in.  And some people have been extremely kind and sent extra pieces in to help rebuild our collection.  Here are some of the pieces have that have come back in the last month.

Photographs of the steamships City of Pueblo (left) and Robert E. Lee (right).   Read more

More Returning Pieces

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SSUS christening ceremonies

I am happy to say that since my last report on our stolen archival pieces, several more have returned, with many more to be returned shortly.  I have been scanning my little heart out to get all of these pieces done in good time so we can send the scans back to the people.  I’ve also had to look to our awesome photography department for the pieces that are too large for me to scan.  Without further ado, here are some more returned pieces!!

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