Safety Lamp

Date:
c. 1862

The safety lamp was used in the powder room of the Cairo to light the magazine. It was placed inside of a box that was part of the magazine bulkhead. It was lined with soldered sheets of copper, and when in use had a few drops of water in it. To throw as much light as possible into the magazine room, the bulkhead opening was covered by two panes of glasses. The glass closest to the magazine was framed and easily removed. A small dome or reversed funnel of copper was placed above the lamp and fitted with a pipe to redirect the smoke.

Description (physical):

Copper, wood, L 6, Tube Dia 6, L 29.5, W 25.2, Th 2.4 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0002
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Uniform And Dress Of The Army And Navy Of The Confederate States Of America

Date:
1952
Creator:
Riling, Raymond L. J.
Publisher/Studio:
Meriden, CT: Meriden Gravure Company
Description (physical):

Hardbound, 8.5" z 11", facsimile

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Uss Constitution-under Sail

Date:
Printed 1930s?
Creator:
Unknown

Black & white postcard showing a painting of USS Constitution under sail. 3/4 starboard bow view. Another ship is visible in distance to the left. "U.S. Frigate / Constitution" in black in upper left. Reverse printed in black.

Description (physical):

3.5x5.5

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
PC2.04
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Uss Constitution-wheel And Binnacle-1931

Date:
1931
Creator:
R.E. McIntyre

Postcard showing the ship's wheel and binnacle of USS Constitution. View is looking aft, toward the port stern. "Wheel and Compass / Old Ironsides" in white at bottom. Also in white, in lower right, "Copyright 1931 / R.E. McIntyre / Worcester Mass."

Description (physical):

3.5x5.5

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
PC2.03
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Uss Ingersoll (dd-990)-at Sea-1980s

Date:
1980s
Creator:
Marine Photos and Publishing Company

Postcard showing USS Ingersoll (DD-990) underway in the 1980s. 3/4 starboard bow view of ship. Reverse: Unused, printed in black. A brief history of the ship is printed in the upper left.

Description (physical):

5.5x3.5

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
PC1.92
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Unidentified Male

Date:
1862-1870
Creator:
J.D. Wells

Unidentified male standing for portrait. He is wearing a dark suit and is holding a top hat in his right hand. Man has full beard and mustache.

Description (physical):

8x11

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
LMP1.77
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Uss Constellation-visual Signaling Training-newport-1918

Date:
1918
Creator:
Unknown

Amidships views of USS Constellation. Recruits/Apprentices are engaged in semaphore visual signaling practice. Seven are standing on hammock rail, remainder are on pier. Written in white along bottom: "Views from U.S. Naval Training Station....Signal School". In red at top left, "Newport, R.I. Visual Signaling". Print on reverse in brown ink. Manuscript reads Well how is Henry?/I am getting anxious/to see. Suppose you/are hine a fine/time at Grandma's/With love,/Matilda". Addressed to "Master Henry Rohing/527 South Street/ Mauch Chunk/Pa."

Description (physical):

5.375x3.5

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
PC1.35
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Union Naval Vessel

Date:
1861-1865
Creator:
Unknown

Deck scene aboard an unidentified Union naval vessel during the Civil War. Image is looking forward from behind mizzen mast. Guns line both sides of the deck. A Dahlgren gun is mounted on a pivot carriage on the stern. Some crew visible on deck.

Description (physical):

8x10

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
PRG2-1.61
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Unidentified Ship

Date:
1880-1900
Creator:
Unknown

3/4 port stern view of an unidentified ship-rigged vessel under full sail.

Description (physical):

10.5x12

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
LFP1.03
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Portsmouth

Date:
1880-1900
Creator:
Unknown

3/4 starboard bow view of the ship Portsmouth. She is ship-rigged and under full sail.

Description (physical):

10.25x12.75

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
LFP1.02
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum