Photograph, Hairy Mary Armoured Train; Unknown maker; 1902?; WY.1997.32.1
Photograph, Hairy Mary Armoured TrainAbout 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'.
processed material, organic, vegetal, paper, photographic paper
processed material, organic, vegetal, paper, card
h 175 mm x w 157 mmSubject and Association Keywords
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