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Sinking ship

This is a boldly illustrated glass slide featuring a traditional lifeboat and its crew braving the water and aiding the crew of a sinking ship to safety.

The slide is from some time between the late 19th century and early 20th century. It would have been viewed using a Magic Lantern, an early type of image projector.


This image is part of the Tyne & Wear archives & museums set Our Life-Boat Men.


(Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email

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Taken on May 30, 2012