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Needlework and watercolor of U.S.S. New Orleans

Object Number: 
1942.372
Date: 
ca. 1898
Medium: 
Silk, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/8 x 15 1/4 in. ( 23.8 x 38.7 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: bottom center: "U.S.S. NEW ORLEANS"
Description: 
Embroidered picture in red, white, blue and black silk floss on painted satin; image of the protected cruiser U.S.S. New Orleans flying U.S. flag in center with inscription beneath in painted ocean setting; stitches include satin, straight, knots.
Gallery Label: 
The U.S.S. New Orleans was purchased by the U.S. Navy March 16, 1898. The protected cruiser sailed May 17 for service in the Spanish-American War, joining the Flying Squadron off Santiago de Cuba. Through the summer New Orleans cruised on blockade between San Juan, Puerto Rico and Guantanomo Bay, Cuba, capturing a French blockade runner. She arrived in Philadelphia October 20th for the Peace Jubilee, then prepared to New York to launch peacetime service.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group