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National Maritime Historical Society Presentation: “Nautical Folk Art,” with Norman Brouwer
March 23, 2013 @ 10:30 am
The final 150 years of the commercial deepwater sailing vessel saw a flowering of nautical folk art. The speaker will cover items such as ships in bottles made by the seamen themselves during spare time on the long voyages; “sailors’ valentines” and other souvenirs made on shore for sale to seamen, and figureheads and other elements in the decoration of sailing ships—illustrated with examples in the collections of maritime museums in Europe and North America, and in the speaker’s personal collection.
All lectures are open to the public. For more information call National Maritime Historical Society at 914-737-7878, ext. 0, or e-mail email@example.com. Visit them on the web at www.seahistory.org.