Old Ironsides

Catalog Code: 
P- 1297
Description: 

Pastime puzzle cut by #38.  Interlocking, cut along color lines with 48 figure pieces.  Arrtist is Gordon Grant.  Gordon Hope Grant was a noted American artist, well-known for his maritime watercolors, and his work with the American Boy Scouts. He was born in San Francisco in 1875, and died in 1962.  His best known work is likely his watercolor of the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides). He also produced war time posters during WW I, and illustrations for books such as Penrod, and magazine covers for periodicals such as Saturday Evening Post and illustrations for Boys' Life.
The name "Old Ironsides" was coined from its battle with the British frigate Guerriere in 1812. 
"After a short stop in Boston to resupply, (Constitution) put to sea again on August 2. Over the next two weeks Constitution took three prizes in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. On August 19 she ran across the British frigate Guerriere, who accepted battle. In a short and sharp engagement, Constitution wrecked Guerriere while suffering only slight damage herself. This victory gave rise to the comment “her sides are made of iron,” and her nickname “Old Ironsides.”"
for a fuller treatment of her illustrious history, visit: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/old-ironsides-history-americas-ship-state

General Information
Artist: 
Series: 
Date: 
1928-4
Width: 
21"
Height: 
17"
Container: 
box
Material: 
plywood
Pieces Information
Pieces: 
500
Colorline: 
yes
Figures: 
48
Interlock: 
yes
Styles: 
Sale Status: 
For Sale