Auction # 32 Closing Tuesday - September 25th, 2018 at 10:00 PM EDT Catalog Lot 14
Auction Local Time: Nov 20, 2018 12:54:44 EST
1893 World's Columbian Exposition Poster of the Viking Ship that was located on the fairgrounds during the fair. Printed in brown, the poster features the ship under full sail along with inset pictures of Captain Anderson and 11 crew members. These men sailed the ship from Norway to the the fair and remained with the ship during the fair. After the fair ended, the ship was sailed down to New Orleans. The flag at the top of the flagpole has "Viking" on it. This ship is featured in many prints by Graham and photos by Arnold. This ship was the first viking ship to sail to the Americas since Leif Erikson in the year 1000. The poster comes in a period frame that is damaged. A Very Rare piece. Size: 14" wide by 11" high. Condition: Fine. There is paper loss from the edges and a stain along the bottom, but neither go into the field. The paper is age toned and wavey when taken out of the frame.