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[Submarine ("Submarine Vessel, Submarine Bombs and Mode of Attack") for the United States government. Vessel sighting mechanism details]

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Published in: Eyes of the nation : a visual history of the United States / Vincent Virga and curators of the Library of Congress ; historical commentary by Alan Brinkley. New York : Knopf, 1997.
Exhibited: Jefferson's America and Napoleon's France, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2003.
Exhibited: "Rufus Porter's Curious World: Art and Invention in America, 1815-1860" at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, ME, November 14, 2019 - June 1, 2020.
Exhibit loan 4105-L.

Beginning in ancient times, humans sought to operate under the water. The legendary origins of the submarine stretch back to 332 BC with a tale about Alexander the Great being lowered into the sea in a glass barrel to study fish. The submarine concept was thereafter consigned to the backwaters of history for some 1,800 years. This collection presents various submarines: from small and simple to nuclear-powered underwater behemoths.

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01/01/1806
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Fulton, Robert, 1765-1815, artist
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Library of Congress
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