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We sweep the Seas! A tribute to our Gallant Navy.

Britannia Rules the Waves! The English Commanders Blake and Monk completely defeated the Dutch, under Van Tromp, in 1653, and captured the broom which Van Tromp had hoisted to signify that he would sweep the seas. We have retained it ever since and to-d

Publisher Sterling Novelties, Limited. (London, W.C., England)


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2014.13495

Medium or Technique

Color lithograph on card stock.

Not On View

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Postcards

Back: divided. Mint.
Published by STERLING NOVELTIES, Limited, 10 Essex Street, Strand, LONDON, W.C.

Provenance

Between 1950 and 2011, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in the United States, Canada and Europe; 2014, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 29, 2014)

Credit Line

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