Photo #: NH 43639
View of the waterfront area, circa mid-1863 to early 1864.
Photographed by Rideau, 38 Quai de Caligny, Cherbourg.
The two large basins in the foreground are the Commercial Basin (left) and the Tidal Basin (right). The city of Cherbourg is in the center left, with the Naval Dockyard and fortifications in the upper left.
Fort du Homet is the largest building the the center background, at the water's edge. Note the shiphouses in the Naval Dockyard.
The original print is mounted on a Carte de Visite.
Collection of Captain Robert F. Bradford, USN, 1941.
U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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Image posted 14 January 2011