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Four-masted barque AFGHANISTAN with reduced sail

Date: c 1900
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Mr and Mrs Glassford
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: ANMS1092[041]

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    Photograph of a newspaper clipping featuring an image of the barque AFGHANISTAN. The caption below the image reads: 'Another fine picture in the Boston Sunday Herald ship series appears above. It was reproduced from a photograph of the AFGANISTAN. Pictures in the series are published from time to time in the rotogravure section of the Sunday Herald In order to be sure of getting them all, subscribed to the Sunday Herald.
    SignificanceRoderick Winchcombe Glassford had a long and varied maritime career during which he worked as a Passenger Superintendent with P&O and served with the Coast Artillery at South Head during WW2. The rich Glassford collection at the Australian National Maritime Museum provides a valuable record of Australian maritime history that includes books, images and archives.
    HistoryFour-masted barque AFGHANISTAN was built in 1888 by Richardson, Duck & Co., Stockton, for the British & Eastern Shipping Co. of Liverpool. In 1905 AFGHANISTAN was run down by British cruiser CAESAR and sunk off Dungeness.

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