Mugnier, George Francois

1884

Lower Levee, Shipping

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Handsome, detailed, antique albumen cabinet card by New Orleans photographer George Francois Mugnier, taken early in his career circa 1884. Subjects are several 3-masted sailing vessels docked at a New Orleans wharf. Vessel closest to the wharf has sails partially unfurled, possibly to allow them to dry. Also, in the far background a sailor is seen climbing the rigging of another ship.

The ship farthest from the wharf can be identified under magnification as the "Glen Grant". On the Canadian Heritage on-line reference library we find 5 voyages by a vessel named "Glen Grant" (official # 69115) to the U.S. Gulf Coast including a round-trip voyage from England to a single Gulf port, unnamed, departing September 1882, returning March 1883. It is possible that this photo was taken during that voyage by Mugnier.

Bottom of photo reads: "Mugnier, Photographer Exchange Place N.O. La." Mugnier (1855-1936) achieved fame as a photographer with his 1885 photographs of the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in New Orleans. Number 538. Blank, pinkish verso.

CREATOR: Mugnier, George Francois

PUBLICATION DATE: 1884

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United States

BODY OF WATER: Mississippi River

CONDITION: Very Good  Albumen photograph mounted to very heavy orange card stock. Bright and clear.

COLORING: None

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SIZE: 7 " x 4 "

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