Replica viking vessel VIKING
This image appears to be a photograph of a postcard that depicts the stern and port view of a reproduction Viking longship. This particular vessel, VIKING, was a reproduction of the Gokstad ship, an original Viking ship found within a burial mound in Norway in 1880. The reproduction was built in Sandefjord, Norway in 1892- 1893. In 1893 VIKING sailed from Norway to Chicago to the World's Columbian Exposition under the captaincy of Magnus Anderson. A book was published in 1893 chronicling VIKING's journey:
This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s William Hall collection which contains mainly images of recreational boating in Sydney Harbour from the 1890s to the 1930s.
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Object number 00002396
See also for another image of this vessel: bit.ly/R19qXO