Nuns from Bengasi repairing Italian flag on the "PISA" (LOC)

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Nuns from Bengasi repairing Italian flag on the "PISA"

[1911 or 1912]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Photo shows nuns from Benghazi, Libya mending flag on the Italian ship Pisa during the Turco-Italian War (Italo-Turkish War) which took place between September 1911 and October 1912. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 2343-1

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  1. Kilted Cowboy 74 months ago | reply

    unfortunately, no immigrants would have traveled on this ship. This is the Italian cruiser Pisa, you can see her 10-inch 45-calibre guns on the left

    this is from a brief "war" preceding WWI

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