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Ship's name board

Object Number: 
1941.382
Date: 
1865-1870
Medium: 
Wood, plaster, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall (approx.): 12 x 90 x 4 1/2 in. (30.5 x 228.6 x 11.4 cm)
Marks: 
painted: on obverse: "DEAN RICHMOND." and "Rice & Michel."
Description: 
Painted wooden sign with applied leaf and scroll border and open scrolls at either end with carved and painted detailing; "DEAN RICHMOND" painted in gold.
Gallery Label: 
The Hudson River steamboat "Dean Richmond" was built for the People's Line at Greenpoint, NY, in 1865, and was used for night service between New York City and Albany. Dean Richmond (1804-1866), for whom it was named, was a businessman, railroad president, and political leader in New York State. After a collision in 1867, the steamboat was raised and repaired and remained in use until 1909. The sign was purchased by the donor from Mr. H. Roberts of New York City.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group