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Mariners' Museum (Newport News, Va.)

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Works: 531 works in 589 publications in 1 language and 7,190 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: G535, 910.45
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Captive passage : the transatlantic slave trade and the making of the Americas ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
"The book features material from the collections of the Mariners' Museum and artifacts from around the world brought together specifically for this exhibition. Included are rare engravings, published here for the first time, of slave forts along the west coast of Africa; a sailor's sea chest illustrated with slaving motifs; a Colombian postage stamp honoring Jesuit priest Fray Pedro Claver, known as the "apostle of the Negroes" for his kindness; and period images of the Amistad rebellion."--BOOK JACKET
The Monitor chronicles : one sailor's account : today's campaign to recover the Civil War wreck ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
Historical text largely based on and including Civil War letters written by George Geer
Titanic : fortune & fate : catalogue from the Mariners' Museum Exhibition by Beverly McMillan( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 602 libraries worldwide
This catalog of an exhibition at The Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Va. sheds light on the lives of the passengers and crew of the Titanic. Photographs show portraits of the people on board, postcards, passenger lists, letters, newspaper articles, clothing, and more
Collis Potter Huntington by Cerinda W Evans( Book )
3 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
Ship names: origins and usages during 45 centuries by Don H Kennedy( Book )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
Seaport : New York's vanished waterfront : photographs from the Edwin Levick Collection by Phillip Lopate( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
Aak to Zumbra : a dictionary of the world's watercraft ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
"Boat lovers will rejoice when they see this delightful new dictionary of indigenous watercraft from around the world. This reference work is both a great contribution to 'the ethnography of the boat' and includes boats with such names as zumbra and abubuz, making it a treasure trove of terms for Scrabble players everywhere. Accompanied by line drawings, the 5,600 entries list country of origin, function, dates of operation, and appearance."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002
The Bard brothers : painting America under steam and sail ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
"Much of what we know about how steamboats looked between about 1835 and 1900 comes from the meticulously detailed paintings of John and James Bard, twin brothers who were born in New York City in 1815, coincidentally the same year that Robert Fulton died. The Bard brothers taught themselves to paint, turning out their first joint work at the age of twelve, and they became the greatest chroniclers of the steamboat era. Working for owners, captains, boat builders - anyone who would commission a ship's portrait - John and James Bard turned out thousands of stunning paintings that have long been treasured by museums and collectors. Sometimes regarded as folk artists because of the naive directness and simplicity of their paintings, the Bards created works that have become icons of Americana." "The narrative tells the life stories of the brothers, who grew up in modest circumstances in lower Manhattan. Tragically, John Bard's life ended early. Estranged from his brother, John drifted away from New York, only to return to die in a city poorhouse at about the age of forty. James, however, perhaps the more talented of the two, built a substantial career and continued painting for another forty years, completing his last two watercolors in 1890." "The Bard paintings combine the naive charm of these untutored artists with the sharp observations of craftsmen working for demanding clients. Every detail in their work is attended to, from the sculpted figureheads decorating the pilot houses above the steamboat roofs to the gleaming, mullioned glass windows of the passenger saloons. Almost invariably seen in strict profile moving from right to left (so that the trailing banners would read correctly), the steamboats and sailboats in Bard paintings seem as fresh and alive today as they did 150 years ago."--BOOK JACKET
Bark canoes : the art and obsession of Tappan Adney by John Jennings( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
Profiles the life and work of Edwin Tappan Adney, who preserved the history of Native and fur trade bark canoe construction in North America by building historically accurate canoe models using authentic materials and traditional techniques. Includes photographs of 110 models with captions explaining the source, building techniques and materials used for each canoe
The history of pirates by Angus Konstam( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
The History of Pirates traces piracy from the seas of antiquity to the New World and beyond. Piracy flourished in the early eighteenth century, even Julius Caesar was captured by pirates-and it still exists today; boats sailing through the South China Sea are regulary attacked by modern-day buccaneers. Detailed maps bear vivd testimony to the far-ranging exploits of these capricious, sometimes charismatic, and frequently bloodthirsty deadogs and highwaymen of the oceans
The disappearing islands of the Chesapeake by William B Cronin( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
"This book surveys the changing fortunes of the bay's forty-odd islands - from Garrett in the north to Gwynn's and James in the south. Retired oceanographer William B. Cronin used historical nautical charts, current data from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and colonial and state records to document the erosion, loss of marsh land, and islands that have completely disappeared beneath the water's surface. On Holland, rising water in the late 1910s forced townspeople to move their houses by barge to the mainland. On Barren, a sizable hunting lodge housed guests as late as the 1970s but by 1985 had become a wreck beneath the water. This book features photographs from celebrated Maryland photographer A. Aubrey Bodine."
American naval prints : from the Beverly R. Robinson Collection, U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, Maryland by United States Naval Academy( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
The Mariners' Museum, 1930-1950; a history and guide by Va.) Mariners' Museum (Newport News( Book )
3 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Catalog of maps, ships' papers and logbooks by Va.) Mariners' Museum (Newport News( Book )
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
A dictionary of the world's watercraft from Aak to Zumbra ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
"Boat lovers will rejoice when they see this delightful new dictionary of indigenous watercraft from around the world. This reference work is both a great contribution to 'the ethnography of the boat' and includes boats with such names as zumbraand abubuz, making it a treasure trove of terms for Scrabble players everywhere. Accompanied by line drawings, the 5,600 entries list country of origin, function, dates of operation, and appearance."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," AmericanLibraries, May 2002
An America's Cup treasury : the lost Levick photographs, 1893-1937 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Homer and the sea : a loan exhibition of the marine paintings of Winslow Homer by Winslow Homer( Book )
2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
 
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Mariners Museum
Mariners' Museum (Warwick Co., Va.)
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