photographic print and fragment
A photographic print and fragment of U.S.S. Constitution, mounted on an ivory mat. Photograph shows this ship docked and under reconstruction at the Boston Navy Yard, 1906. Caption under wood fragment reads: "Original Timber From/'Old Ironsides.' " Text on front of mat reads: "To Louise/Mac Farrow/From [P.E. Brooks]/[S]r. Ord. Instr. Mky./USN (retired)." A letter from P.E. Brooks is affixed to the reverse, detailing the history of the ship and the phases of its reconstruction.
Object Typesfragments (object portions), photographic prints