Re: Photo: Barrels in A Boxcar (Cement)


Nolan Hinshaw
 

On Mar 17, 2020, at 20:37, Richard Townsend via Groups.Io <richtownsend=netscape.net@groups.io> wrote:

Fine china sometimes was shipped i barrels, padded with excelsior.
This suggests a rail/marine scene, as in the 19th and early 20th centuries China came to North America in the holds of ships, packed just like that. Visit the 1886 steel sailing ship Balclutha[0] at the only floating national park in the US[1] to see an example.

[0] Connell & Sons, Glasgow
[1] San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: <http://www.nps.gov/safr/>
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John Falstaff, Henry IV Part 1
V.i.129–139

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