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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
Publisher M.T. Sheahan, Boston, MA (American, 1903–1910)
Vertical: 14 x 8.9 cm (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Chromolithograph and metallic pigment on card stock.
Not On View
Front: COPYRIGHT 1908 BY M.T. SHEAHAN, BOSTON.
Back: divided. Mint.
SHEAHAN’S FAMOUS PEOPLE 953
Copyright 1908 by M.T. Sheahan, Boston.
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)
Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder