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Child in Gamming Chair


Mystic Seaport

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About this artifact

This is a photo of a child in a "gamming chair" on board the Charles W. Morgan. A "gam" is a social visit between whalers. Sometimes women and children would be transported from ship to ship in a "gamming" chair. It would be hung from a spar, and swung across as two vessels were side by side.

Width: 9.1" Height: 12"

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