Monday, October 10, 2011

Columbus' Ship

Regardless of what you may think of the integrity of Columbus Day, the voyage of 519 years ago must have been quite an adventure.

Below is a poster celebrating the anchoring of replicas of Columbus' ships in Chicago's Jackson Park Lagoon during the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, which was a year late in celebrating the 400th anniversary of the 'discovery' of the Americas.

Willard Frederic Elmes — Columbus' Ship — poster

Below, you can see a postcard from the time that shows the authenticity of the ship's lines used for the poster.

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