03-07-2010 03-07-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2494 Boston
March 7, 2010 11:00AMCalender
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Sam W. Bowman, lithographer (Norfolk, Virginia, Late 19th Century) International Naval Rendezvous, Hampton Roads, Va., April and May...

$1,778$1,500
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2494 Location: Boston Date / Time: March 07, 2010 11:00AM

Description:

Sam W. Bowman, lithographer (Norfolk, Virginia, Late 19th Century)

International Naval Rendezvous, Hampton Roads, Va., April and May 1893., identified in inscriptions. Chromolithograph on paper, 30 1/4 x 42 in., in a gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Toning, creases, minor foxing.

Note: This lithograph commemorates the opening of the Hampton Roads Naval Rendezvous which occurred April 17-24, 1893. It was the first of a chain of celebrations leading to the Chicago Columbian Exposition. Thirty-eight warships from ten countries gathered in the large harbor, also with the Civil War vessels the Monitor and Merrimac. The lithograph also advertises a "Trades Parade," a "Yacht Race," and "Excursion Rates On All Railroads and Steamship Lines."
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

Virginia, Sam W. Bowman