Screw steamer INDIANA, passing a sister ship, 1878
William Howard Yorke ( 1847-- 1921 )
Oil on canvas 31 in. by 40 in.
Built in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1873 for the American
Line by William Cramp & Sons, the INDIANA (3,126 tons and
373 feet in length) was one of four sister ships (along with the
ILLINOIS, the PENNSYLVANIA, and the OHIO) engaged in service between
America and Europe. Under the command of Captain George Sumhers,
she sailed between Liverpool and Philadelphia. The house flag
and funnel carry the "keystone" emblem of Pennsylvania.
In addition to this version portraying a windward view, the artist painted a smaller one showing the vessel again under sail and steam, but from the conventional leeward side.
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