Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Prop Ship Photographs

The bustling port of Lourenco Marquez in Portuguese East Africa in 1923. There aren't any identifying ship names or landmarks visible so it's appropriate for use as almost any dock in the world. Just click through for the high res version.

A nitrate fertilizer dock in Chile. The ships in the foreground have coal-fired and diesel engines, but you can make out a few sailing ships in the background. Despite an unprecedented boom in post-war shipbuilding wooden-hulled schooners and clippers would still be making runs well into the 1930's. Again, just click through for the high res version.

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