Image of Montevideo Maru II comes to light
18 January 2010
IT IS THE Montevideo Maru as you’ve never seen it before.
This is a wonderful composition and is almost certainly of a motor vessel built around 1956 as the successor to the first Montevideo Maru.The negative came to light on eBay and was purchased by James Hook, a ministerial adviser with the
James has identified the bridge in the background as the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
The first Montevideo Maru was a passenger vessel. This successor is a freighter.
An amazing and beautiful picture. The cleanness of the image, the peaceful setting, the geographic location - all in stark contrast to what was to come. A thought-provoking window into history.
Posted by: Robin Mead | 18 January 2010 at 12:58 PM