Description: Circa 1904. Inscribed "In Memory of My Cruise to China and Japan" this fine silkwork shows the U.S. Flag Ship Kentucky, launched in 1899 and sent around the World by President Teddy Roosevelt in 1907 as part of the "Great White Fleet." The borders of the flags, the eagle and the anchor are woven with silver and gold bullion thread.
Location of Origin: North America
Dimensions: H 28 1/4'' W 24 1/4"
Primary Classification: All Works of Art By Theme : Interest Type : Nautical / Marine
Secondary Classification: Decorative Arts and Furniture : Tapestries, Woolworks, Silkworks : Small
Expertise: Mr. Henderson was the author of "JACK TAR: A Sailor's Life 1750-1910" and was also the founder of the Philadelphia Maritime Museum, now known as the Independence Seaport Museum.
Provenance: Provenance: The Welles Henderson collection.