Picture Puzzle. Steamship Pilgrim, Fall River Line.

Chromolithograph c.1883.
Box size, 9 x 12 x 2" (22.8 x 30.5 x 5 cm). Puzzle 17 1/4 x 23" (43.8 x 58.5 cm)
Overall good condition and color. Some age wear on box.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 98775
Price: $1,250.00
Publisher : Published by McLaughlin Brothers, New York.
A beautiful puzzle and image of the Fall River Line's newly built steamship Pilgrim. She is shown passing under the Brooklyn Bridge, banners and flags flying proudly.

The Pilgrim was called the Iron Monarch of Long Island Sound and was advertised as fire-proof, unsinkable, and secure amid all perils. She was one of the first to be built of iron and was the first steamship to be fitted with the new Edison electric lights.

The Fall River Line was a combination steamboat and railroad connection between New York City and Boston that operated between 1847 and 1937. It consisted of a railroad journey between Boston and Fall River, Massachusetts, where passengers would then board steamboats for the journey through Narragansett Bay and Long Island Sound to the line's own Hudson River dock in Manhattan. For many years, it was the preferred route to take for travel between the two major cities. The line was extremely popular, and its steamboats were some of the most advanced and luxurious of their day.

McLoughlin Bros., Inc. was a New York firm active between 1858 and 1920 and was a pioneer in color printing technologies in children's books. The company specialized in retellings or bowdlerization of classic stories for children. The artistic and commercial roots of the McLoughlin firm were first developed by John McLoughlin, Jr. (1827–1905) who made his younger brother Edmund McLoughlin (1833 or 4-1889) a partner in 1855. By 1886, the firm published a wide range of items, including cheap chapbooks, large folio picture books, linen books, puzzles, games, paper soldiers, and paper dolls. In 1920 the corporation was sold to Milton Bradley & Company.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Marine , Steam