This is an original 1921 color plate of a drawing by W. J. Aylward. (Copyright date of 1913.) During the War of 1812 Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship the Lawrence was destroyed in battle and Perry rowed a half-mile through heavy gunfire to transfer command to the Niagara, carrying his battle flag which read "Don't Give Up The Ship!"
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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 Aylward, W. J.. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.
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Type: Original Print