Half-Model

Object Number: 
1949.65c
Date: 
1870-1890
Medium: 
Wood, plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 x 81 x 8 in. ( 33 x 205.7 x 20.3 cm )
Description: 
Half-model of hull of steamship mounted on backboard; backboard has gilded plaster braided rope border.
Gallery Label: 
This model represents a Hudson River passenger steamboat built in the late 19th century. Half models were also known as builders' models because they were used as guidelines for the actual construction of ships.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Hudson River Day Line
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group