Oswego, N.Y. F. W. Oliver, Photographer & Frame Dealer circa 1875-1882. 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches (mount size). Albumen photograph of ship OSWEGO BELLE with a fabulous photographer label on rear. Tonality about 7 of 10. Condition is near fine with some light rubbing to the surface finish of the photograph. The photographer's label has some darkening but is bright and readable. Creasing to the mount near the right margin visible from the rear.
BGSUUniversity Libraries historical collections have this information about the ship:
Registry and Rig Information
Name OSWEGO BELLE
Official Number 71068
Dimensions and Tonnage
Gross Tonnage 378.00
Hull Material Wood
Rebuilds Tonnage change, c.1880 (304 gross).
Disposition Reportedly broken up in 1882.
Builder Simpson, Melancthon
Place Built St. Catharines, Ontario
Date Built 1875-00-00. Very Good.