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    Posted 2 months ago

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    This will be difficult for you to even see, as thee is no catagory for antique photos, nautical stuff or sailing ships on CW. I am hoping that some sailing ship or tug enthusiast might help me identify these vessels, shown in an old hand tinted photo that I have had for dedcades. First photo represents the actual image. Second photo lightened to see name on tug and fan? on the barque. What IS that, anyway? Third photo is attempt to get closer to the tug name. Sure would be interested in anything you know about the 'fan' on the sailing ship and if you recognize the name of this tug. Thanks.

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      Found the image on this site. Had Google translated into English and this is what it said. It appeared to be an actual photograph with a signature on it.

      Rotterdam image tug
      publisher: van den Ende
      Cat no: 143 ~ walked
      card no: WA5077 price: € 3.50

      If you scroll down the images on the left side down a little ways
    2. markg markg, 2 months ago
      WOW is all I can say, Dav2! That is some super sleuthing. I got NOTHING in all the time i spent. Man...
      Interestingly enough, i have a son who lives in the Neatherlands and I sent him a link to that page. I will let you know there is anymore info about this.
      I had actually though that it was a shot of a tug pulling a sailing ship over the bar (graveyard of the Pacific) at the mouth of the Columbia River, Washington.
      Thanks so much. I would never have thought of this as a postcard, based on aspect ratio of the image.
    3. mp.kunst mp.kunst, 2 months ago
      This image was sold as a B/W postcard in 1904 and this one was printed by Belgian Nels printers in Bruxelles.
      This was from there Serie Delft and it was No 17
    4. markg markg, 2 months ago
      Thank you, MP, for that additional information. I have been trying to figure out how the aspect ratios are so different on all three of the images: mine, the one on website and the one that you sent me. They must have taken the liberty to cutting them down from the original size, as mine is 2.75 x 6 inches, which I think would make the original have to be somewhere around 4.6 x 10 inches. Maybe i am getting lost in the math and minutia. I appreciate you imput....
    5. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      And the other two examples have writing on them in different spots.
    6. markg markg, 2 months ago
      Hmmmm? Wonder what the actual original looks like? And mine is hand tinted...

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