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Modern replica of a Viking longship

Date: 1893
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Bruce Stannard
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00002396

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    Description
    VIKING, a replica of the Viking longship GOKSTAD, by William Hall.
    SignificanceThe Hall photographic collection provides an important pictorial record of recreational boating in Sydney Harbour from the 1890s to the 1930s. The collection documents the lively sailing scene in Sydney during this period and features images of vessels ranging from large racing and cruising yachts to the great array of skiffs and the emerging technologies of motorboats. Images of many iconic vessels are also included in this visual record.
    HistoryThis image appears to be a photograph of a postcard or carte de visite that depicts a stern and port view of the reproduction Viking longship VIKING. VIKING was built in Sandefjord, Norway, in 1892- 1893 as a reproduction of the Gokstad ship, an original Viking vessel found within a burial mound in Norway in 1880. In 1893 VIKING sailed from Norway to Chicago to the World's Columbian Exposition under the captaincy of Magnus Anderson, who paid high tribute to the seaworthiness of the vessel. After featuring in the World Exposition it languished for many years and is currently being preserved and restored by the Friends of the Viking Ship group in Illinois, USA.

    Additional Titles

    Web title: Replica of the Viking longship GOKSTAD

    Primary title: Modern replica of a Viking longship

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