Membership Certificate for Naval Library and Institute, Boston Navy Yard, 1866.
Broadside 28 x 36 cm. Printed form accomplished in manuscript with b/w lithograph
This membership certificate for the Naval Library is illustrated with a lithograph view of “Boston Harbor from Constitution Wharf,” featuring Old Ironsides herself, being towed to or from her anchorage. It was done by famed American artist Robert Salmon and is signed in type by him on the lower left of the image. This document is pictured on page 80 of Wilmerding’s monograph on Salmon. With the Library’s circular blind stamp at the bottom of the sheet. Old fold lines. Two pinholes on bottom fold, else a good clean copy of a rare lithograph.