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U.S.S. Constitution "Old Ironsides"

U.S.S. Constitution "Old Ironsides"

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Title:
U.S.S. Constitution "Old Ironsides"
Description:
U.S.S. Constitution "Old Ironsides." In 1830, a newspaper notice that the Secretary of the Navy had condemned her to be destroyed aroused a college student, named Oliver Wendell Holmes, just turned 21, to write the famous "Old Ironsides." In 1834, she was rebuilt, the first vessel to enter Dry Dock #1 in Charlestown. Reconditioned again 1927-31 at cost of $921,108 with help of school children.
Collector:
Cutler, Wolcott, 1891-1965
Date:
[ca. 1850–1925]
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
Lantern slides
Location:
Boston Public Library
Charlestown Branch Library
Collection (local):
Charlestown Lantern Slides
Subjects:
Naval yards & naval stations
Sailing ships
Charlestown Navy Yard (Mass.)
Constitution (Frigate)
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonCharlestown
Boston Navy Yard
Extent:
1 photograph : transparency
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Notes (ownership):
Courtesy of A.D. Handy Co. of Boston
Notes (date):
Date from accompanying materials: Before 1925
Date supplied by cataloger.
Notes:
Title from materials accompanying item.
Reverend Wolcott CutlerCutler was rector at St. John’s Church from 1924 to 1959 and most likely assembled this collection during that time.
Identifier:
CHA-126-B4