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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Caribbean and Latin American postcard collection

Call Number: MS 2020
Overview: This collection consists of postcards and photos from 1890 to 1920 from countries and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Barbados, Bermuda, Cuba, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, and Madeira. It also includes a small number of postcards depicting Gibraltar, photographs of the building of the Panama Canal, and artistic postcards from Chile published in 1984.
Dates: 1890-1984

Portrait of the "crew of the S Y [Royal Mersey Steam Yacht] Argo," June 1886. , 1886 June

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 3, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 12, Series III
Scope and Contents: Portrait of the crew shows assembled sailors and staff, including one or two chefs and two women who look to be either nurses or maids. "The Argo," a steam yacht appears to have been instrumental in scientific expeditions in the 1870s through the 1890s. It is referenced in the title of Henry Hugh Higgins's 1877 book, "Notes by a Field-Naturalist in the Western Tropics: From a Journal Kept on Board the Royal Mersey Steam Yacht, 'The Argo.'" A small graphite sketch appears on the mounting card....
Dates: 1886 June