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This is an original 1921 color plate of a drawing by Henry Reuterdahl.
Period Paper has obtained an extraordinary collection of rare print memorabilia related to the U. S. Navy. These scarce finds are the perfect one-of-a-kind gifts for Navy personnel, officers, and Naval Academy historians. These are not modern reproductions, digital reprints, or copies.
This 90+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No aging. No creases. No tears. No water damage.
This piece was illustrated by Reuterdahl, Henry. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.
(1871-1925) Henry Reuterdahl was best known for his paintings of ships and the sea. He is also known for his recruiting posters for WWI when he was artistic advisor to the U.S. Navy Recruiting Bureau. He accompanied the American Fleet on several voyages including one through the Straits of Magellan in 1907. ReuterdahlÕs work can be found in the collections of the National Museum in Washington, The Naval Academy in Annapolis, and the Naval War College in Newport.