Photograph, Hairy Mary Armoured Train; Unknown maker; 1902?; WY.1997.32.1

Name/Title

Photograph, Hairy Mary Armoured Train

About this object

This commercially produced sepia photograph, entitled 'Hairy Mary Armoured Train', was taken around 1902.

This is a British train which was used during the Second Boer War. The engine was covered with 12,000 feet (3650 m) of 6 inch (15 cm) thick hemp anchor rope, provided by the Royal Navy ship HMS Terrible, to protect the train from enemy attacks. As the rope was fibrous and hairy this became the source of the name, 'Hairy Mary'.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Printer

Date Made

1902?

Period

1900s

Place Made

Africa, South Africa

Medium and Materials

processed material, organic, vegetal, paper, photographic paper
processed material, organic, vegetal, paper, card

Measurements

h 175 mm x w 157 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Transportation

Subject and Association Keywords

Military - South African (Boer) War

Object Type

photographs

Object number

WY.1997.32.1

Copyright Licence  

Public Domain - No rights reserved - no known copyright restrictions No rights reserved - no known copyright restrictions

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