Crew of SS Grosser Kurfürst, Bremen (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1910

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Crew of SS Grosser Kurfürst, Bremen

[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

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

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative or and caption card.
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- 2869-7


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    Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )

    • 26/Feb/2010 17:17:09 Spangenberg was her captain in 1913 when she rescued the SS Volturno

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    In Memoriam: Wystan

    • 28/Feb/2010 19:17:43

    LOC -- Your title needs emending -- "Grosser," not "Grosse" -- see the inscription on the lifesaving flotation ring.

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    Jim Rees

    • 01/Mar/2010 02:26:15

    Also it's "Kurfürst," with an umlaut.

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    Anne (LOC P&P)

    • 02/Mar/2010 12:38:23

    Wystan and Jim Rees: Thanks for pointing out the typos. We'll fix them next time we update the record.

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    In Memoriam: Wystan

    • 03/Mar/2010 01:02:56

    The fellow in the center, wearing a business suit, looks like Lionel Carden, the British envoy to Mexico, who in October 1913 (about the time of the Volturno disaster) was expelled by Carranza and recalled to London, for his criticism of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson:

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    • 05/Mar/2010 23:53:05

    This NY Time story "TELL OF RESCUES BY THE KURFUERST sounds like the vessel in the photo above. But she sure isn't the BATTLESHIP SMS Großer Kurfürst, but rather is the passenger liner here.