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Fort Wool, view from Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, circa 1915-1930

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Alternate title:Fort Wool, Rip Raps, view from Old Point Comfort, Va.
Summary:Fort Wool, view from Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, circa 1915-1930. Caption reads: "From the Government Wharf at Old Point can be seen the ramparts of the Rip Raps, or Fort Wool, as it is officially called. The fort is located on an artificially constructed island made by sinking on a bar barges loaded with stone. Among the engineers, who began its construction in 1829, was Robert E. Lee, who later became the hero of the Confederacy." Postcard number: R-18654.
Provider:Louis Kaufmann & Sons
Curt Teich & Co.
Printing place:North America
United States of America
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Place of origin – Settlement:Baltimore
Temporal subject: 1911-1920
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Hampton
Topical subjects:Forts & fortifications
Fort Wool (Va.)
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology postcard collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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