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Section of Jacob's Ladder

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Jacob's ladders-fashioned from rope, with wooden rungs-were utilized on ships in places where rigid ladders or stairs were impractical, as seen on the model of "Constitution" in this gallery. This example reportedly was taken from that vessel in 1895, while it was at the United States Navy Yard...

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Provenance

Lent by J. Templeman Coolidge / February 27, 1929

Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge

1895

Accession Number

32.177

Medium or Technique

Wood; oak

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