Celebrating ” Old Ironsides “

Edward L. Bell, UNITED STATES FRIGATE CONSTITUTION “OLD IRONSIDES.” Cambridge, MA: Edward L. Bell, [1934?]
16h x 20 7/8”w at neat line plus margins, uncolored. Accompanied by printed letter from Bell describing the print. Print with a bit of creasing and some minor edge wear, letter with a couple of edge tears.

A rare and interesting historical print of the USS Constitution, aka Old Ironsides, featuring drawings, extensive text accounts, a world map indicating the locations of her major engagements, and diagrams of the engagements. Last but not least is a map of North America showing every port of call during her 1931-34 cruise, which celebrated her recommissioning in 1931 after a massive reconstruction project that replaced some 85 percent of the ship.

The accompanying letter describes the print, offers it for sale at $1 per sheet, and suggests that it is “A FINE STUDY for the school, public library, society or home. All arranged, easy to understand, and a great help to the instructor and the student of History.”

OCLC 82857466 (Harvard only, as of July 2019).