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PAIR OF PATRIOTIC NEEDLEWORK PICTURES, silk and metallic threads on a silk ground, each featuring eagle, flags, photographic prints, and inscriptions, one titled "IN REMEMBRANCE OF MY VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD" with additional inscription "S. S. CLEVELAND" below a photographic print of the vessel; the other titled "IN MEMORY OF MY CRUISE IN CHINA AND JAPAN" with additional inscriptions for "PHILIPPINES" and "HAWAII" at bottom. One inscribed on backboard verso "Bought in Japan / by E. A. Bloser / March 1913", and the other inscribed verso "Framed by E. A. Bloser / New Kensington, Pa. / Mar 10th 1916". Each housed under glass in period, possibly original, frame. Asian made for the American market, probably Japanese. Circa 1913. Each 16 1/8" x 14" sight, 22 1/2" x 20 1/2" OA.
Some fading and discoloration with minor losses. Portion of lower inscription on one example picked out. Mattes with toning and foxing. Frames with wear. Not examined out of frames.
Provenance: Property from the collection of Robert and Patsy Hassert, Strasburg, VA.
Catalogue Note: Both compositions included in the present lot feature a photographic portrait of Elias A. Blosser (b.1856) of New Kensington, PA. Bloser, according to information provided by the consignor, was a jeweler from New Kensington, PA (near Pittsburgh) who took a trip around the world aboard the "S. S. Cleveland" in 1913. These two silk needlework pictures are souvenirs from the trip.

Condition

Some fading and discoloration with minor losses. Portion of lower inscription on one example picked out. Mattes with toning and foxing. Frames with wear. Not examined out of frames.

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PAIR OF PATRIOTIC NEEDLEWORK PICTURES

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2177 Green Valley Lane
Mt. Crawford, VA 22841
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