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New England Sketch Book

Steamer Plymouth | Metal Print with Historic Wood Stand

Steamer Plymouth | Metal Print with Historic Wood Stand

Regular price $85.00 USD
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We are passionately committed to preserving, and sharing, New England's amazing images and historic narratives. This commitment has been an active passion for decades and spans across all manner of regional artifacts. One area of this focus has been the preservation, cleaning (carefully) and digitization of historic glass negatives.

In many ways we saw these wonderful and cultural captures as photographic orphans - disconnected from their original printed creation- often boxed in stacks and thrust into an inglorious attic or barn archive. The thrill is finding unique, interesting compositions that reflect the subtle, point in time activity, now lost or forgotten, of a bygone era.

Each year we will create a series of beautiful items based on a select set of negatives from NESB's archive. We titled this image "Steamer Plymouth" (certainly explanatory) and appears to have been taken from vessel to vessel - likely in the late 1880s. The passengers, smoke, wake and winds really bring some wonderful movement and reflect a time when these steamships were piloted up and down the NE coast as well as inland lakes. 

The watermark shown is removed for production and will not be on your final print. Each plate is marked with an embossed identifier for the NESB negative collection.

We chose to make these 8"x 8" prints on HD Chromaluxe® Metal that uses a dye-sublimation process that fuses the vintage image to the surface of a rigid aluminum panel. These provide a modern look when decorating your home or office.

Each print comes with a hand-made historic wood "stand" made from one of our many regional woods that have been milled to showcase the unique character, color and grain. You will receive a printed description of the wood enclosed and if you have a specific color or tone you are seeking - please reach out. Otherwise - we will select the optimal stand that best complements these unique bygone negative prints.


Galvinzed, wrapped steel.


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