Eye-catching steamboat models from the 19th century
19th-century models of steamboats are such a delight to look at. They may not have the elegant craftsmanship of present-day models. Some may not have been built to scale. Yet, they have a special charm that makes one feel that their makers loved boats and loved their art.
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Model of the steamboat ‘Lawrence’, 19th century
Courtesy of Christie’s
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Model of Florida steamboat Ocklawaha, 1868–c. 1890
Courtesy of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum