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Iriele - Traineau American A Voile


  • PUBLISHER: Published by L. Cremiere.

  • MEDIUM: Two stone lithograph

    DATE: c.1875

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 7 1/2 x 9 5/8" (19 x 24.4 cm)

  • DESCRIPTION: L. Cremiere, editeur; Imp. Lemercier; Litho-phtographie de Slee Bro's Po'Keepsie N.Y. <br><br> A rare and unusual separately issued print of an old "A" frame stern steering ice boat published in Paris after a photograph by the Poughkeepsie based photographers George and William Slee. The scene shows the ice boat Iriele on the Hudson River or possibly Orange Lake. The print is undated but was likely published circa 1875. Certainly the style and rigging of the boat suggest that period, the mast is stepped on top of the running plank, (later the mast were pushed forward of the plank) and a jib boom. <br><br> The Slee brothers were working in Poughkeepsie in the second half of the 19th century. It has been noted that they had one of the finest photo studios outside of New York City. They produced portraits, stereo views etc. <br><br> L. Cremiere 1831-1913. Photographer and publisher in Paris working in the mid to late 19th century. <br><br> Joseph Lemercier 1803-1887. Lithographer in Paris and is noted as being one of the finest commercial printers of the 19th century. <br><br>


  • CONDITION: Good condition.


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