South Street Seaport Museum Launches Collections Online Port

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South Street Seaport Museum launches a Collections Online Portal featuring over 1,300 pieces on virtual display available now at seaportmuseum.org/collectionsonline, with more to be added on an on-going basis, allowing audiences to explore New York C... more

South Street Seaport Museum launches a Collections Online Portal featuring over 1,300 pieces on virtual display available now at seaportmuseum.org/collectionsonline, with more to be added on an on-going basis, allowing audiences to explore New York City's past through the archives, artifacts, and photographs of the South Street Seaport Museum. "The Seaport Museum is a collecting institution; for decades we have gathered objects that reflect New York through the lens of its origins as a port city. The artifacts in the Museum's collection are a broad array of metaphorical jewels, illustrating the rise of New York through its myriad connections with the rest of the world, connections made possible by ships and the sea. Our city is a city on the sea; the collection, a small percentage of which is now available online is a magnificent illustration of that," said Captain Jonathan Boulware, President and CEO, South Street Seaport Museum.  Discover history and works of art from the comfort of your home with the new online database. Featuring items from the early 19th century to the mid-20th century, the online collection is comprised of a searchable database of selected works of art an... more

South Street Seaport Museum launches a Collections Online Portal featuring over 1,300 pieces on virtual display available now at seaportmuseum.org/collectionsonline, with more to be added on an on-going basis, allowing audiences to explore New York City's past through the archives, artifacts, and photographs of the South Street Seaport Museum.

"The Seaport Museum is a collecting institution; for decades we have gathered objects that reflect New York through the lens of its origins as a port city. The artifacts in the Museum's collection are a broad array of metaphorical jewels, illustrating the rise of New York through its myriad connections with the rest of the world, connections made possible by ships and the sea. Our city is a city on the sea; the collection, a small percentage of which is now available online is a magnificent illustration of that," said Captain Jonathan Boulware, President and CEO, South Street Seaport Museum. 
Discover history and works of art from the comfort of your home with the new online database. Featuring items from the early 19th century to the mid-20th century, the online collection is comprised of a searchable database of selected works of art and historic artifacts from the Seaport Museum's permanent and working collections of over 28,500 objects, encapsulating the rich maritime heritage of New York City. 

The eight sets of collections featured in this initial release of the online portal include:
Clipper Ship Card Collection
Clipper cards, sometimes called clipper ship sailing cards, are a unique type of advertising ephemera dated ca. 1850s-1880s. They were printed as announcements that a particular ship, often a clipper ship, was about to sail. The Seaport Museum's collection includes 450 of this type of rare, printed cards. 

Conza Howell Silhouettes
Artist Conza Howell (1902-1987) created hundreds of silhouettes of seamen in New York City during World War II. In 1943, Howell was invited by the Program Director of the United Seamen's Service (USS) to provide "entertainment of a quiet nature" for seamen during their New York port stays. One night a week she would make silhouettes of the men at The Wilshire Hotel, located at 134 W. 58th Street, so that they could send them home to their loved ones. 

Fairchild Aerial Surveys Inc. Collection
Recently acquired, this collection includes almost 300 black and white aerial photographs taken by Fairchild Aerial Surveys in the first half of the 20th century, stretching from 1925 through 1960. These images celebrate the greatness of the New York natural harbor and the development of the Port of New York as primary commercial and passenger gate to America. The bulk of the collection covers ships in and around New York Harbor, including barges, lightships, tankers, ferries, tugboats, floating drydocks, magnificent ocean liners, and Hudson River excursion vessels.


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