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Auction archive: Lot number 36

HUDSON-FULTON CELEBRATION POSTER WITH WRIGHT FLYER

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US$0
Price realised:
US$1,250
Auction archive: Lot number 36

HUDSON-FULTON CELEBRATION POSTER WITH WRIGHT FLYER

Estimate
US$0
Price realised:
US$1,250
Beschreibung:

Centuries of Progress in Boats. Unknown artist, chromolithograph poster for the 1909 Hudson-Fulton celebration, 35 x 25 inches (889 x 635 mm) depicting three boats on the Hudson river: a large "modern" steamship emblazoned Century, Robert Fulton's first paddle steamer, and Henry Hudson's ship Halve Maen, with a Wright aeroplane flying over. Text on the poster reads 1609-1909 - Century - Centuries of Progress in Boats. Some areas overpainted, possibly to change text. Seal of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration affixed to left edge of image, dated October 2-4, 1909. The Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909 commemorated the 300th anniversary of Henry Hudson's journey up the river that now bears his name, and the 100th anniversary of Robert Fulton's introduction of the paddle steamboat. Replicas of both Hudson's and Fulton's boats were built for the occasion and showcased alongside modern ships, including the ill-fated ocean liner Lusitania. Wilbur Wright made the first public flights of the Wright Flyer in the United States, flying from Governor's Island around the Statue of Liberty, and then up the Hudson River to the General Grant Memorial and back. At the time, New York's population was around 4.75 million people, very few of whom had ever seen an airplane in flight.

Auction archive: Lot number 36
Auction:
Datum:
27 Sep 2017
Auction house:
Bonhams London
New York 580 Madison Avenue New York NY 10022 Tel: +1 212 644 9001 Fax : +1 212 644 9009 [email protected]
Beschreibung:

Centuries of Progress in Boats. Unknown artist, chromolithograph poster for the 1909 Hudson-Fulton celebration, 35 x 25 inches (889 x 635 mm) depicting three boats on the Hudson river: a large "modern" steamship emblazoned Century, Robert Fulton's first paddle steamer, and Henry Hudson's ship Halve Maen, with a Wright aeroplane flying over. Text on the poster reads 1609-1909 - Century - Centuries of Progress in Boats. Some areas overpainted, possibly to change text. Seal of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration affixed to left edge of image, dated October 2-4, 1909. The Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909 commemorated the 300th anniversary of Henry Hudson's journey up the river that now bears his name, and the 100th anniversary of Robert Fulton's introduction of the paddle steamboat. Replicas of both Hudson's and Fulton's boats were built for the occasion and showcased alongside modern ships, including the ill-fated ocean liner Lusitania. Wilbur Wright made the first public flights of the Wright Flyer in the United States, flying from Governor's Island around the Statue of Liberty, and then up the Hudson River to the General Grant Memorial and back. At the time, New York's population was around 4.75 million people, very few of whom had ever seen an airplane in flight.

Auction archive: Lot number 36
Auction:
Datum:
27 Sep 2017
Auction house:
Bonhams London
New York 580 Madison Avenue New York NY 10022 Tel: +1 212 644 9001 Fax : +1 212 644 9009 [email protected]
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