1870. Item #82226
19TH CENTURY. TUDOR WHARVES ICE: THE SHIPS ANAHUAC, LUCY S. WILLS AND ANNA DECATUR. (Photographer unknown). ca. 1870. Matted framed original photograph (matted to 11 x 17 inches). Diagonal vista: The ships Anahuac, Lucy S. Wills and Anna Decatur load ice at the Tudor Wharves, Charlestown, Massachusetts. The first two ships were East Boston-built and Boston-registered; the latter was built and registered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Charlestown Bridge is in the foreground, with one lone spectator observing the shipyard docks. Frederick Tudor, known as "The Ice King," combined two trades without much apparent connection (ice and sawdust) and by using the sawdust for insulation was able to create a shipping industry in New England that reached the far East and South America. Some vertical bands of toning faintly apparent (from original wood backing). 338-9, Bunting, "Portrait of a Port: Boston, 1852-1914."