Historical information

This series of photographs captures life at sea and the conditions on the ship M/S "Mongabarra" Goteborg in 1950.


This photograph is part of the Allan Quinn collection, which is a pictorial autobiography, and it represents one of many moments of his time abroad as a seafarer.

Physical description

Black and white photograph of a fishing harbour in Gothenburg, Sweden, 1950. In the bottom left corner of the photograph are roofs of buildings. In the bottom right corner of the photograph is a ships dock area with a warehouse, crates, and several ships docked. This section extends towards the middle of the photograph. The background is very industrial with large ships and machinery. This section of the photograph is very dark.

Inscriptions & markings

On the back of the photograph is the date 9/7/50 in blue ink.