SIMON LAKE - PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT SIGNED - HFSID 272486
SIMON LAKE Small black and white photograph signed framed not in Gallery of History style. Photograph Mount signed: "Yours Sincerely/Simon Lake". B/w, 2¾x4 overall, image 1¾x3 (two surfaces). Newspaper photograph affixed to a card.
Sale Price $680.00
Small black and white photograph signed framed not in Gallery of History style.
Photograph Mount signed: "Yours Sincerely/Simon Lake". B/w, 2¾x4 overall, image 1¾x3 (two surfaces). Newspaper photograph affixed to a card. Inspired by Jules Verne's, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, Simon Lake (1866-1945) designed a submarine and submitted plans to the U.S. Navy in 1892. In 1894 he built his first experimental submarine, The Argonaut, Jr., which was successfully demonstrated at Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. The success led to the formation in 1895 of the Lake Submarine Company of New Jersey, which built the Argonaut, in 1898, the first submarine to operate successfully in the open sea. In 1901, the Argonaut was followed by the Protector, a surprisingly modern torpedo boat design that was adopted by the U.S. Navy during WWI. Lake, who supplied over 100 submarines for the war effort, also helped to design a practical periscope and invented submarine apparatus for recovering sunken vessels and their cargoes. Lightly shaded around photograph, touching the upper loops of the letters in Sincerely, else fine condition. Framed, not in the Gallery of History style: 14x15½. Not reviewed by us for conservation integrity. Paper backing on verso is loose. "As is" framing purchase.
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