Vintage MARITIME Blueprint Schematic SMITHSONIAN HAMMS FELUCCA LATEEN RIG SHIP For Sale
Vintage MARITIME Blueprint Schematic SMITHSONIAN HAMMS FELUCCA LATEEN RIG SHIP:
MARITIME BLUEPRINT WORKS PROGRESS ADMIN. SMITHSONIAN HAMMS UNIDENTIFIED FELUCCA LATEEN RIG SHIP
This would be great to display in a nautical theme decor. Perfect for the collector of ship memorabilia! Only comes with what is seen in pictures and in description.
Works Progress Administration
Smithsonian Institution U.S.National Museum
Ship Name: UNIDENTIFIED
Rig/Type: FELUCCA LATEEN RIG
Year Built: 1900
There is 1 double sided sheet (has designs on both sides) and 1 single sided sheet measuring approximately 22 inches by 17 inches (which is sheet 1, 2 and 3).
It also comes with one 8 1/2 by 11 info sheet.
Condition: Overall nice condition. May have light edge wear due to age and storage. Never displayed. No rips or tears. Since this is rolled and stored in a tube it is a rolled document and will not be flat unless you mount or flatten it. Sheets are clean and mark free.
Will be shipped in one tube as seen.
From a smoke free home!
About the project of documenting the ships:
The Historic American Merchant Marine Survey (HAMMS) was one of six projects created by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to provide work for unemployed skilled or "white-collar" workers. These projects were intended to provide work which was both useful and appropriate to the skills and experience of workers who were not suited for more traditional work programs involving manual or outdoor labor. The specific goal of HAMMS was to undertake a national survey of watercraft, in order to document the design and technical evolution of vessel types significant in America's commercial maritime history. This was to be accomplished by making measured drawings of existing vessels, ship models, and builders' half models; by making a photographic record of significant vessels; and by compiling written data about vessels.
The HAMMS program was in existence from January 1, 1936 to October 15, 1937. The Smithsonian Institution served as the official sponsor of the Survey and received all the documentation produced, thus augmenting its already significant National Watercraft Collection. Unlike other WPA projects, HAMMS was administered directly from Washington by its Director, Eric J. Steinlein, who coordinated the survey work of six regional directors. Despite its national mandate, the Survey actually was limited to the eastern seaboard, the Great Lakes, and California.
Furthermore, the types of craft surveyed and the level of documentation varied considerably within the six regions. During the course of its existence, the HAMMS program conducted over 166 surveys and produced over 400 sheets of line drawings of ship's hulls, rigging, and details.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
This collection is comprised of over 18 cubic feet of material generated during the course of the Historic American Merchant Marine Survey. The bulk of the collection consists of survey books and measured drawings. Other records include administrative papers relating to the project, an index and catalogue, and a listing of the names of vessels surveyed.
The materials in this collection were turned over to the Smithsonian soon after the completion of the project in 1937. The collection was transferred from the NMAH Division of Transportation to the Archives Center in October 1986.
Please refer to all pictures and ask any and all questions prior to purchase.
Thank you for your consideration.