National Geographic : 1954 Jan
© National Geographic Society 12 Kodachromes by Jacques Ertaud T Divers Ashore Examine Salvaged Dishes. The Ship Carried an Estimated 15,000 Pieces Potters in Italy mass-produced the wares found in the wreck's upper cargo levels. "The deeper we search," Cousteau reports, "the finer the quality. Each yard is a leaf off the artichoke of history." + Ferdinand Lallemand records items in his archeological diary. Left to right: Stacked plates, a fragment from the hull, two amphora corks of volcanic mortar, two drinking cups, a perfume flask, bowls for candy, a water jug, a fish plate atop a broken jar, two shallow wine cups, and some sea-worn platters. The shiny dark Campanian dish was brightened with shoe polish as Dumas's hoax on Lallemand (page 16).