This is an original 1931 black and white print ad for the George Lawley and Son Corporation in Neponset, Massachusetts. Founder, George Lawley, was born in London to a family of boat builders. He moved his family business to Massachusetts around 1874, during the yacht boom. In 1885 and 1886, two of Lawley's company's boats, the Puritan and the Mayflower, won America's Cup.
This 80+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light foxing and aging. No creases. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 10.25 x 13 inches; 26 x 33 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: Paine, Belknap & Skene, Morgan and Drake, Special Cruiser, Features, Sailing, Power Yachts, New York Boat Show Vintage Advertising