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This wooden model of a ship on a wheeled cart was found in Gurob, Egypt in 1920—and dates from the thirteenth or twelfth century BC. Although carts like this were used simply to transport ships from one place to another, … Continue reading
Hale Woodruff’s murals commemorating the revolt on the Spanish slave ship Amistad were installed in Talladega College’s Savery Library in 1939, the centennial of the uprising. The first mural depicts the moment when, on or about July 1, 1839, kidnapped … Continue reading
Constant Montald: The Boat of the Ideal (1907)
Nils Hansteen: Marine (1893)
Josef Püttner: Sinking of the Emigrant Ship “Austria” on 13th September 1858 (1858)
Albert Bierstadt: The Burning Ship (ca 1871)
Ivan Aivazovsky: Exploding Ship (1900). The painting is unfinished; Aivazovsky was painting it the day he died.
At Lynn, Mass., one evening in 1682, after the sun had set, and darkness had begun to throw its pall over the land, a man by the name of Handford went out of doors to ascertain if the new moon … Continue reading
Frank Wilbert Stokes: The Phantom Ship, Atlantic Ocean (ca. 1903)