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Creation Date

1866

Geography

United States

Culture

American

Medium

Photomechanical reproduction of original color lithograph

Dimensions

With frame: 13 3/8 × 18 7/16 in. (34 × 46.8 cm)

Credit Line

Long-term Loan from the Estate of Boris Blick, 2015

Accession Number

2015.8

Provenance

Purchased by Boris Blick from Stagecoach Antiques in Akron, Ohio.

Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

Margins of print hidden in frame but print from Metropolitan Museum of Art, 63.550.42 labels "THE CHAMPIONS OF THE MISSISSIPPI. / "A Race for the Buckhorns"" in lower margin with additional smaller inscriptions.

"THE CHAMPIONS OF THE MISSISSIPPI. / "A Race for the Buckhorns"" has also been pasted on the back of the frame.

Rubber stamp on back of frame: "Camp's Art Store 311 CLEVE. AVE. N.W. PHONE 2 - 8501 CANTON, OH"

Creator Biography

Frances Flora Bond Palmer, American (born England), 1812–1876 (lithographer).

Currier & Ives, American, active New York, 1857–1907 (publisher).

Description

This reproduction depicts a steamboat race along the Mississippi River. Three steamboats sail into the foreground, with dark clouds of smoke and embers trailing from the smokestacks. A fourth boat approaches in the background. On the banks of the river, a crowd of gentlemen cheer and wave their hats around a bonfire as they come near. A bright full moon illuminates the scene.

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