1 June 2006
A travel agents waterline model of the S.S. Gripsholm
the hull in wood with a green waterline and white topsides with applied port holes, window and doors. The deck is of veneer with the deck planking scored in and detailed with anchors, anchor chain, bollards, ventilators, windlass, cargo hatches, cargo masts and booms, superstructures, deck railings, bridge and bridge wings, fore and aft mast with standing and running rigging, funnels painted in Swedish American Line livery, lifeboats on davits, swimming pool, aft bridge wings, and other details. Mounted on a blue painted board within a plexi glass case.
13¾ x 43 in. (35 x 109.2 cm.) cased.
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