Looking Glass from the "Ansonia"

Object Number: 
1941.793
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wood, glass, gilding
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 7/8 x 24 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 27.6 x 63.2 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
etched: on brass label affixed to lower front of frame: "1848 ANSONIA 1934" handwritten in pencil: on reverse of frame: "This glass from steamer Ansonia / Built at Brooklyn N. yr 1848."
Description: 
Horizontal oval looking glass in gilded rectangular frame with inscribed brass label.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this looking glass is from the "cabin saloon woodwork" of the steamer "Ansonia."
Credit Line: 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Provenance: 
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group