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Connecticut Skipper Pilots First Steamship from Savannah to Liverpool, 1819
1947
Draftsman:Drawn by HH Art Studios Inc. , American
Drawing; ink and gouache with graphite on white wove paper mounted to board
Primary Dimensions (height x width): 16 x 21in. (40.6 x 53.3cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Koopman and Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Schiro
Description: Drawing of a large crowd of people on a dock looking out over the water towards a three masted steamship heading towards the land. There is smoke coming out of the smokestacks on the ship, and an American flag flying from the stern. People are waving their arms and hats in the air. Several small boats are in the water appearing to greet the larger ship. Some buildings are partially visible in the distance beyond the people.
Use Note: Original drawing number 39 of a series of 53 done for G. Fox & Co.'s 100th Anniversary. The drawings appeared in The Hartford Courant as full size advertisements on Sundays from December 29, 1946 to December 29, 1947. The drawing was later published in a book: G. Fox & Co. A Century in Connecticut. Hartford, 1948, p.39.
Inscription: The title is hand-written in ink, along the lower margin.
Object Number: 1980.93.35
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