Merchant Seaman Of Olden Times [Pic]

Submitted by: Smutleybutt 1 year ago Misc



Fresh air they said... see the world they said... plenty of exercise they said... it will be fun they said.
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Male 36,558
@Smutleybutt: Interesting site! The story behind the picture is amazing as well. 3 days in a storm with things breaking and getting smashed...
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Male 978
badass
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Male 3,474
Wooden ships and iron men.
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Male 18
Nice old pic Smutley,thanks!
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Male 892
I could buy that it was the 1920`s. If it was 2005 the crew would definitely be wearing more safety equipment. Olden time yes but not 1778.

Still a cool photo.
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Male 1,377
Kodak was selling these in 1900 -

LINK
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Male 1,377
Well here I was just trying to turn in a cool old picture.

For the naysayers: Photographer: Alexander Harper Turner – Ship Garthsnaid, 1920 – Glass copy negative (type of photo) LINK

Six years shy of being 100 years ago. That`s olden times to me.

Can`t anyone just enjoy a nice picture anymore?
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Male 1,364
@LordJim
i would rather go with ca. 2005.
Most Navies still have sailing ships in service to train officers. (example: the german ship Gorch Fock)
19th century and even 1st part 20th century cameras wouldnt have been able to get such a shot.
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Male 7,123
Late 19th century, I`d guess. Not an easy life, but sometimes better than the options. Coal mining?
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Male 862
Meh. Been there done that. USCGC Eagle summer cruises. One hand for you, one hand for the ship.
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Male 36,558
@Rodin: lolz! I guessed that was the case...
I thought photography was older (a little), but you`re 100% correct! After the 1830`s.
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Female 8,044
I think Rodin is high. No one listen to him.
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Male 892
@5Cats -- the title of the post has been changed. Originally it said it was from 1778.
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Male 12,138
Wait, am I just having an Irish moment? Where does it say anything about 1776?
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Male 7,031

They were promised Rum, Sodomy and the Lash. So far, all they`ve seen is the lash.
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Male 36,558
@Rodin? 1778???

Anyhow, being on those ships was an endless cycle of:
- work
- boredom
- hard work!

Add to that the bad food, stinky crewmates, constant fear and danger... not for me, thanks!!
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Male 1,364
fudgeken saved.
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Male 892
This photo can`t be from 1778. Photography wasn`t invented until 1800 and a permanent image wasn`t achieved until 1826. Even at that point it was very primitive and would never been able to be taken at rough sees like this.
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Male 1,377
Link: Merchant Seaman Of Olden Times [Pic] [Rate Link] - Fresh air they said... see the world they said... plenty of exercise they said... it will be fun they said.
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