PHOTOGRAPHS

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS ON OUR SITE
ARE PART OF THE GREAT SOUTH BAY MUSEUM
COLLECTION, FRAMED, MATTED, & CAPTIONED
WITH HISTORIC DETAILS, MANY FROM
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
ALL 100% ORIGINAL!!!
HOPE YOU ENJOY
Paul G Hoffmann

 

ITEM # FCPPG-000
"ORIGINAL 1912 RMS OLYMPIC PHOTOGRAPH"




An original 1912 vintage B&W photograph of the famous
"RMS OLYMPIC"
Titanic's twin sister,
during its trial runs Circa 1911 / 1912.
This photo was eventually framed & displayed in the medical facility
aboard the ship until it was removed & given as a Christmas gift
to a dear friend, or family member (Sweetie?) by the assistant surgeon, James Morrissey on
December 25th, 1928.
A true museum quality photo shown unframed & recently framed in a
beautiful custom ornate wooden frame
The photo measures 16 7/8" long x 8 3/8" high
1,500.00

ITEM # FCPPG-00
"CUNARD WHITE STAR PIER FIRE"
ORIGINAL ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOS
MAY 6TH, 1932



ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOS FROM NEW YORK

Press Release:
"NEW YORK SEES SPECTACULAR PIER FIRE"
CAUTION WATCH CREDIT

PHOTOGRAPHS MADE AT THE HEIGHT OF THE
NEWLY RENOVATED, TWO MILLION DOLLAR
"CUNARD WHITE STAR PIER 54"
IN NEW YORK CITY
MAY 6th, 1932
FIVE FIRE COMPANIES, AIDED BY THE CITY'S FIREBOATS
FOUGHT THE FIRE FOR HOURS
APPROXIMATELY 150 FIREMEN WERE OVERCOME BY
SMOKE OR OTHERWISE INCAPACITATED.
IT WAS STILL BURNING EIGHT HOURS AFTER
THE FIRST ALARM WAS TURNED IN
Associated Press Photo's
LAH 5/6/32 FSB OUT
End Press Release:

Three 8" x 10" original black & white press photos
of the very famous Cunard/White Star Pier 54
in New York City
Fully custom framed in a very ornate, matted & bordered gold leaf wooden frame.
26" long x 21 1/2" high

VERY RARE, IRREPLACEABLE PHOTOS
FROM OUR MUSEUM COLLECTION!!!
2,500.00
The Great South Bay Collection
TM

ITEM # FCPPG-0
 RARE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS
"ADOLPH HITLER"



 

Two original ,& quite rare, black & white photographs of Adolph Hitler during the late 1930's
during his rise to power.

Directly behind Hitler in the center of the right photo the infamous

"HERMANN GORING"
These photos were taken prior to the U.S. entry in WWII, Adolph is shown in the right photo
with his primary officers being greeted by the general public, it is very doubtful
he would allow the general public this close after the U.S. Entry into the war.
Left photo, Adolph standing in his limo, parading down a main avenue
with  his troops cheering him on.
Very nicely framed, matted , & bordered in a ornate wooden gold leaf frame with caption.
15 1/2" wide x 14 1/2" high
1,195.00

VERY RARE!!!
THE PHOTOS ABOVE ARE BEING SOLD FOR THEIR HISTORICAL
SIGNIFICANCE & DO NOT REFLECT ANY OPINION OF
GREAT SOUTH BAY MARITIME
The Great South Bay Collection
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ITEM # FCPPG-1
"S.S. GEORGE WASHINGTON"


An original set of 2, 8 x 10 black & white photos custom framed  & matted in a beautiful
ornate gold wooden frame, with an additional caption frame of the ship's history.
Known also as
"THE BIG GEORGE"
This ship served as a merchant vessel & troopship for both the U.S. & British
during both World War I & II.
Built by the Germans for North German Lloyd Line in 1909 & seized by the U.S. in 1917.
Transported President Woodrow Wilson to the Versailles Peace Conferences in 1919.
This ship was also operated by the U.S. Mail Line & United States Line.
Destroyed by fire off Hawkins Point in January of 1951.
Photos were taken between 1909 & 1917 while the ship was being used
by NGL as a passenger vessel.
Main Photo Frame
17" wide x 25" high
Caption Frame
20" wide x 10" high
295.00
The Great South Bay Collection
TM

ITEM # FCPPG-2
"THE STEAMSHIP S.S. CALIFORNIA"


"SOLD"
The S.S. California was built circa 1928, & was operated
by Panama Pacific Line between New York & San Francisco until 1938
when she was acquired by Moore-McCormack lines , refurbished , & renamed the
S.S. Uruguay.
In 1942 she became a troopship.
The above photo was purchased by
Friends@Moore-McCormack.com and is now part of their museum collection.
Please visit their web site @
WWW.MOORE-McCORMACK.COM

ITEM # FCPPG-3
"THE CITY OF FLINT"
ORIGINAL FIRST PRESS RELEASE PHOTOGRAPH


An original first press photo & release of the
"S.S. CITY OF FLINT"
@ Bergen, Norway November 9th, 1939
after being released from German Captors.

The S.S. CITY OF FLINT was a freighter of the United States Merchant Marine &
the first to be captured by the Germans during World War II.
Under the command of Captain Joseph S. Gainard, the City Of Flint first became involved
in the war when she rescued 200 survivors of the  British
Passenger Liner S.S. Athenia on September 3rd, 1939, which was torpedoed by
a German U-30 Submarine that afternoon.
A distress signal went out & several ships responded, The Captain of HMS Electra, LCDR Sammy A. Buss
was the senior officer present , so he took charge.
He sent the HMS Fame on a anti-submarine sweep of the area, while Electra, the destroyer HMS Escort,
the Swedish Yacht Southern Cross, the Norwegian cargo ship Knute Nelson, & The City Of Flint
rescued the survivors.
Between the ships, about 980 passengers & crew were rescued, only 112 people
were lost, & the Athenia sank the next morning.

On October 9th, 1939 The City Of Flint was carrying 4,000 tons of lubrication oil from
New York to Britain, & was marked a neutral ship. The Pocket Battle Ship Deutschland
seized her some 1200 miles out of New York , declaring her cargo contraband & the ship a prize of war.
The German prize crew painted out all U.S. insignia & hoisted the German Ensign.
To avoid the Royal Navy, the prize crew headed for Tromso. The Norwegians were neutral at the time,
& disturbed by the sinking of the merchant vessel S.S. Lotent W. Hassen, refused entry
to the Germans.
The prize crew then sailed for Murmansk, claiming "HAVARIE"
(the privilege of sanctuary for damage caused at sea)
The ship lay in Murmansk Harbor under the control of the German Prize Crew for several
days & was eventually sent out by the Russians, who stated that if the Germans claimed
"HARVARIE", the American Crew could not be held as prisoners of war.

In several weeks to follow, the United States ordered many merchant ships to register
with other countries, so as to continue to support our allies without violating the U.S.'s nominal neutrality.
The Royal British Navy began closing on the captured City of Flint.
The prize crew tried Norway again, the Port of Haugesund. The Norwegian Government again refused
entry, describing the German crew as kidnappers. The approaching Royal Navy left the prize crew no choice
& on November 3rd they entered the Norwegian Harbor.
The Norwegian Admiralty dispatched the minelayer Olav Tyggvason & boarded the City of Flint
with one officer & 30 armed sailors, who on November 6th, returned the City of Flint
to Captain Gainard's command.
He unloaded his cargo in Bergen, Norway & set sail in ballast for the U.S.
The German prize crew was interned @ Kongsvinger Fortress.
The City of Flint continued service in the Atlantic until she was sunk on January 23rd, 1943

The original photograph, press release, & history caption is
framed, matted,  & bordered in a very ornate gold leaf frame
25 3/4" tall x 12 1/2" wide
395.00
The Great South Bay Collection
TM

ITEM FCPPG-4
"THE FAMOUS NORMANDIE"


An original photograph, in a beautiful ornate wooden gold frame
matted under glass with a caption that states:
"NORMANDIE"
New York Harbor, circa late 1930's

French Line's Famous
"NORMANDIE"
Entering New York Harbor, with the Bay Ridge Section
of Brooklyn in the background, on a winter day, after a snowstorm.
(Note: on the very left side, just behind the two cables, are the
cargo railheads for the ferry service of railcars between
Brooklyn & Staten Island, which still exist today next to where the
Verrazano Narrows Bridge is located .)
A very rare shot of the famous vessel, in original and
excellent condition for its age.
 Late 1930's vintage
295.00
The Great South Bay Collection
TM

ITEM# FCPPG-4A

ORIGINAL PRESS PHOTOS

THE S.S. NORMANDIE MAIDEN VOYAGE & GREAT FIRE

Original press wire photos from the "San Francisco Examiner"

TOP PHOTO

THE NORMANDIE ENTERING NEW YORK HARBOR ON HER MAIDEN VOYAGE

AFTER BEING RELEASED FROM QUARANTINE ON ELLIS ISLAND

JUNE 5th, 1935

8" x 10" with rear press caption & news paper clipping that states

".......WATCH YOUR CREDIT....INTERNATIONAL NEWS PHOTO SLUG(SHIP--SKYLINE)"

"NEW YORK'S FAMOUS SKYLINE GREETS NEW QUEEN OF THE SEAS.

"NEW YORK.....A PICTURE FROM AN AIRPLANE SHOWING THE GIANT S.S. NORMANDIE, NEW SPEED AND SIZE

QUEEN OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN, AS SHE PASSED NEW YORK'S FAMOUS SKYLINE ON HER TRIP FROM QUARANTINE

TO HER BERTH IN WEST 48TH STREET, HUDSON RIVER. THE SHIP CREATED A NEW TRANS-ATLANTIC

RECORD IN HER MAIDEN CROSSING. R-6-3-35-3/32

 

PHOTOS 2 THROUGH 7

Also original wire photos from the San Francisco Exaiminer Reference Library

2nd Photo:

The Normandie being guarded while being converted to a troopship, January 2nd 1942

3rd Photo:

The Great Fire that caused her distruction, Feburary 9th, 1942

4th & 5th Photos:

The Normandie being arisin in her berth, August 23, & 8th, 1943

6th Photo:

The Normandie on her side half submerged in the mud at her berth, Photo by the Army Air Corps, Feb 11th, 1942

7th Photo:

The Normandie being towed from New York to be cut for scrap, the 60 million dollar ship sold for 161, 680, November 28th, 1946

SOLD AS A SET OF SEVEN , UNFRAMED

1,195.00

ITEM# FCPPG-5
"THE S.S. ALLEGHANY"
COLLISION IN NEW YORK HARBOR
ORIGINAL PRESS PHOTOGRAPH
CIRCA 1903



An original press photo of the
S.S. ALLEGHANY
after collision with the Merryweather entering New York Harbor.

PRESS HEADLINES:

"PASSENGERS TAKEN OFF SETTLING LINER"
THE MERRYWEATHER RAMS THE ALLEGHANY IN THE HARBOR!!!
WOMEN & CHILDREN HURRIED INTO LIFEBOATS & PICKED UP!!!
DAMAGED SHIP SINKS IN MUD!!!

The Hamburg-American Fruit Liner Alleghany & The British Tramp Ship Joseph Merryweather
crashed in the harbor at noon yesterday.
The thirty four passengers of the Alleghany, which just arrived from the South American
& West Indian ports, has narrow escapes with there lives.
They were rescued by the Harbor Tug "COASTWISE", after many of them
has taken to the water in lifeboats.
Both steamships were damaged, & today the Alleghany lies beached off the
South Brooklyn Shore, A hole five feet long punched in her starboard side,
while the Merryweather is laid up for repairs in the Erie Basin, her bow plates smashed.
END PRESS RELEASE

The Alleghany was repaired & placed back into service.
On February 2nd, 1912 the vessel sank 75 miles north east of
Cape Henry, VA after another collision with the
S.S. POMARON

The S.S. Alleghany was built in 1894, by Robert Napier Govan, Yard # 443.
Launched Wednesday November 14th, 1894.
TYPE: Steamship
SPEED: 14 Knots
TONNAGE: 2,494 grt
LENGTH: 310 feet
BREADTH: 38.1 feet
OWNER HISTORY:
Atlas S.S. Co Ltd, Liverpool(Leech, Harrison & Forwood)
1901 Hamburg-America Line, Hamburg

The 8 x 10" press photo & caption is custom framed , matted, & bordered in a beautiful
ornate gold leaf wooden frame.
22" high x 13 3/4" wide
Circa 1903
195.00
The Great South Bay Collection
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ITEM# FCPPG-6
"S.S. WINONA"
ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS
AFTER BEING TORPEDOED IN THE
CARIBBEAN SEA



Three original B & W  8" x 10" photographs of the
Merchant Marine Vessel
"S.S. WINONA"
after being torpedoed in the Caribbean Sea of Glarcia Point
October 16th, 1942 @ 3:20 PM
The hole blown in her side was 68' long x 37' high.
The freighter was 596' long loaded with 10,000 tons of coal
enroute for the Brazilian Navy.
(rear of photos have pencil written details)
Framed in a very ornate, wooden gold leaf frame, matted & bordered
22" long x 18 1/4" high
99.00
The Great South Bay Collection
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