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Old Ironsides: The Poem - New England Historical Society
Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones collection. On Sept. 16, 1830, the Boston Daily Advertiser published the poem “Old Ironsides,” by a 21-year-old student named Oliver Wendell Holmes. Two days earlier, Holmes read in the Advertiser that the U.S.S. Constitution would be scrapped. In a burst of emotion he wrote the poem in a day and […]
Gregory Peck como Capitão Ahab Por vários dias depois da partida de Nantucket, não se viu o Capitão Ahab acima das escotilhas. Os imediatos se revezavam regularmente a cada quarto, e por nada se percebia o que pudesse desmentir que fossem eles os comandantes do navio; somente às vezes saíam da cabine com ordens tão inesperadas e peremptórias que, no final das contas, ficava evidente que comandavam por delegação de outrem. Sim, seu supremo senhor e ditador estava a bordo, embora até aquele…
A Man's Guide to the Pea Coat
If you've thought about adding a pea coat to your closet, here's where this cold-weather garment came from, how to choose one, and how to wear it well.
GRIMSBY TRAWLERS: EVERYDAY LIFE WITH THE FISHERMEN, GRIMSBY, LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945
D 24801. The Mate and Third Hand mend the net on board the SS RIGHTO a North Sea fishing trawler operating from Grimsby in Lincolnshire. Both are wearing raincoats and sou'westers and the sea looks quite choppy
WHITBY: Ref: 7-26 *
* “Henry Freeman” Lifeboatman for over forty years and sole survivor of the Whitby lifeboat disaster of 1861 when the twelve other members of the crew were drowned close by Whitby"s West Pier. His escape from death was attributed to the recently introduced Board of Trade cork life jacket which he is seen wearing in this photograph. He died in December 1904 aged 69.