|Title||S.S. Finland, steerage at supper|
|Object Name||Negative, Film|
|Photographer||Austen, E. Alice|
|Date||June 14, 1909|
|Collection||Alice Austen Photograph Collection|
Original film negative. View of the deck of a ship, seen from an elevated vantage point. Five men, one woman and an infant are seated on the edge of a wooden platform; the man at left wears overalls and a shirt with the sleeves rolled up. Bowls of food, cups and utensils are on the platform; three of the men hold bowls of food. Two men and the woman look up at the photographer. At right, a young boy leans on the edge of an open hatch. The feet of several other passengers are visible.
(Keywords: Europe, Steamship, Early Twentieth Century)
|Film Size||4 x 5|
|Ownership and History||
This photograph shows the S.S. Finland, a passenger ship built in 1902. The ship sailed primarily between New York City and Antwerp, Belgium, but in the spring of 1909 it made three trips between Naples and New York. Perhaps this photograph depicts one of those voyages.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
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