Photograph of wrecked steamship Iowa

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Photograph of wrecked steamship Iowa


  • 1923 - 1936 (Creation)


Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

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Photograph of a print of image No. 371N3179, showing the top of the steamship Iowa’s mast after the ship wrecked on Peacock Spit, near the mouth of the Columbia River. The ship wrecked during a storm early on the morning of Sunday, January 12, 1936. All 34 people aboard the ship were killed. The original photograph was taken by Oregon Journal photographer Ralph Vincent on January 13, 1936. A cropped version of it was published on Page 1 of the Journal on Tuesday, January 14, under the headline “Waveswept Masthead of the Iowa, Bleak Marker of Grim Sea Disaster.” The photograph accompanied two stories: one about the wreck, headlined “Rain, Seas Stall Hunt for Bodies,” and another about the photographer’s experience, headlined “Journal Cameraman Finds Iowa Trip Exciting.”

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N3180

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1.5 MiB


November 14, 2017 2:22 PM

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