Boat Model, Speed Boat, ca 1935

Description
Made with shellacked white pine, this model represents an early 20th century recreational speed boat. It was designed and given to the Smithsonian by Sam Johnson, a steamboat designer from Apalachicola, Florida. The model was collected by Phil Sawyer, who worked for the Historic American Merchant Marine Survey (HAMMS) in 1936/37 during the Great Depression. An accomplished artist, Sawyer painted several of the HAMMS vessels; these paintings are at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Archive Center.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
boat
speed boat, rigged model
date made
ca 1935
Physical Description
white pine (overall material)
shellack (overall production method/technique)
ID Number
TR*311262
catalog number
311262
accession number
144182
subject
Maritime
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Ship Models
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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