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Robert Fulton Inventor of Steam Vessels

Robert Fulton was born at Little Britain, Pa. in 1765 and died Feb. 24th. 1815. At first a portrait and landscape painter but always a mechanic. It was 1793 that he first conceived the idea of propelling vessels by steam. James Watt had given him an inkl

American
1908
Publisher M.T. Sheahan, Boston, MA (American, 1903–1910)


Dimensions

Vertical: 14 x 8.9 cm (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2015.8461

Medium or Technique

Chromolithograph and metallic pigment on card stock.

Not On View

Classifications

Postcards

Front: COPYRIGHT 1908 BY M.T. SHEAHAN, BOSTON.
Back: divided. Mint.
SHEAHAN’S FAMOUS PEOPLE 953
Copyright 1908 by M.T. Sheahan, Boston.

Provenance

Between 1950 and 2015, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in Europe and the United States; 2015, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 24, 2015)

Credit Line

Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder