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U.S. LIFE-SAVING SERVICE. Rigging Support for Life Line.

RIGGING SUPPORT FOR LIFE LINE. In order to bring shipwrecked persons ashore by means of a life line without danger of being engulfed by the waves, it is necessary that one end of the line be tied high up on the mast of the unfortunate vessel, and the sho

American
1907
Publisher Raphael Tuck & Sons (English, 1886–1960)


Dimensions

Horizontal: 8.9 x 14 cm (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2015.9632

Medium or Technique

Photo-chromolithograph on card stock.

Not On View

Classifications

Postcards

Front: Printed in Germany
Back: undivided. Used.
Raphael Tuck & Sons’ Post Card Series No.2424, “U.S. Life Saving Service.”
ART PUBLISHERS TO THEIR MAJESTIES THE KING AND QUEEN.

Inscription

Yes

Markings

Canceled. Sent 1908 from Atlantic City, NJ to New York City, NY.

Provenance

Between 1950 and 2015, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in Europe and the United States; 2015, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 24, 2015)

Credit Line

Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder