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Paul Cavicchia Collection of American Ships' Photographs


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Cavicchia, Paul

A resident of Newark, N.J., Paul Gaetano Cavicchia pursued his interest in ships by seeking out and collecting photographs of them.

The collection consists of approximately 325 photographs (mostly copies) of American vessels, including steamboats, river and ferry boats, and ocean liners, that sailed from the 1860s to the 1920s. Many of the ships are identified in pencil on the versos.

Gift of Paul Cavicchia in 1941 (AM2009-20).

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Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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Collection Inventory

5"x7" Prints, 1860-1929. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Sorted alphabetically by name of ship at time of photograph. List of ships' names, most preceded with S.S. or U.S.S.: Acajulta, Acropolis, Adams, Alaska, Alliance, Algiers, Almirante, Altar, American, Annapolis, Antilles, A[penas] , Arabian (and Manchurian Prince), Aragon, Aragon Sevilla, Assyria, Atlas, Aurania, Aztec, Bay Queen, Beacon, Belgenland, Belgic, Bellingham, Bermuda, Black Hawk, Bluefields, Boston, Bowden, Britannica, British Princess, Calabria, Calawaii, Caledonia, Calgarian, Campania, Camor, Canadian, Canonicus, Cape May, Caracas, Cephalonia (2 pics), Cerarea, Cherokee, Chester, Chippewa, Choluteca, Chrystenah, City of Alpena, City of Berlin, City of Chester, City of Chicago, City of Hickman, City of Honolulu II, City of Lawrence, City of Lowell, City of Macon, City of Montreal (2 pics of 2 different ships), City of New York (2 pics of 2 different ships), , City of Norwalk, City of Norwich, City of Panama, City of Paris, City of Peking, City of Rome (2 pics of 2 different ships), City of Toledo, City of Troy, Colon, Colonial, Columba, Comal, Constantinople, Conte Rosso, Cordore, Coy, Cromwell, Cuba, Dewitt Clinton, Duilio, E. Luckenbach (2 pics), Edgewater, El Alba, El Monte, Esperanza, Express, F.C. Latrobe, F.J. Luckenbach (2 pics), Fairfax, Federal Hill, Florida, Floridian, Flushing, Fort Hamilyon, Fort Jackson, Fowler, Frederick Luckenbach, Gallia, Gen. Spencer, Gen. Valde, George Wahington (2 pics), George W. Clyde, Glen Island, Gothland, Grand Island, Grecian, Grosser Kurfurst, Hampton Roads, Hampton Roads of Norfolk, Hanover, Hattie Luckenbach, Havana, Hawaian, Hazel Dollar, Heredia, Honolulan, Horicon, Housatonic, Huron, Industry, J.E. Gorman, Justin, Kensington, Keo Kuck, Kui Kuck, Korea, Lady of the Lake, Lafayette, Lakina, Lapland, Little Silver, L. Luckenbach, Louisianian, Lutzon, Mala, Maliko, Mana, Manauense, Manuel Calvo, Maraval, Mariposa, Martha Washington, Maryland, Mascotte, Matura, Mercy, Merion (2 pics), Michigan, Middlesex, Minneapolis, Minnesotan, Minnetonka, Miraflores, Missanabie, Mississippi, Missourian, Mohican, Moltke, Monroe, Montanan, Monterey, Montserret, Morro Castle, Mount hope, Mount McKinley, Mount Washinton (2 pics), Mount Vernon, Musa, Natchez, Nebraskan, Nehasane, Nence, Nevadon, New England, New Rochelle, Newburgh, North Western, Nottingham, Oduna, Olinda Habana, Oopack, Oregonian, Orleans, Pains der Nederlanden Amsterdam, Paloma, Panama (2 pics of 2 different ships), Pannonia, Philadelphia (2 pics of 2 different ships), Ponce, Port Chester, Prairie, President Fillmore, Prince Albert, Princess Anne, Princess Irene, Princess Matoika, Principello, Prospero, Quebec, Queen, Queen of the Angels, R.R. Hudson, Republic, Richard Peck (2 pics), Rio de Janeiro, Roanoke, Robert Dollar, Rosedale, Sachem, Sagamore, San Jose, San Mateo, Sandy Hook, Santa Cruz, Santa Elisa, Saratoga (2 pics of 2 different ships), Saturnia, Seminole, Seneca, Sierra, Sixaola, Solace, Southhampton, Springfield, Stephano, Sterling, Susquehanna, Sutherland, Sylvia, T.J. Potter, Tacoma, Talahassee, Tanana, Tegucigalfa, Templemore, Thomas Clyde, Thomas S. Brennan, Titanic, Tivives, Topa Topa, Trojan, Turrialba, Tuscunia, Union, Valencia, Vermont, Virginia, Warren, Washington, Williamsport, Yorick, Zeppelin, Zulia, and 2 unidentified boats on the Hudson and in Gettysburg

Physical Description

1 folder

6"x8" Prints, 1860-1929. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Sorted alphabetically by name of ship at time of photograph. List of ships' names, most preceded with S.S. or U.S.S.: Adriatic, Majestic, New York, St. Paul, Titanic

Physical Description

1 folder

Small Prints of Various Sizes, 1860-1929. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Sorted alphabetically by name of ship at time of photograph. List of ships' names, most preceded with S.S. or U.S.S.: Albany, Alexander Hamilton, Bear Mountain, Bells Island, Benjamin Bodell, Berkshire, Chauncey M. Depew, City of Keansburg, City of New York, Empire State, Francis Scott Key, Hendrick Hudson, Mary Powell, Mobjack, Naushon, New York, Penaquid, Peter Struvvesant, Pocahontas, Potomac, Rennselaer, Richard Peck, Robert Fulton, Smithfield, St. Johns, Susquehanna, Talbot, Ticonderoga, Trojan, Washington Irving, Wauketa,

Physical Description

1 folder

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