Ship-Building, Gloucester Harbor
As the men build the big ships in this image, the boys play with their small ones in the foreground. “Gloucester boys who wanted to see what else there was to schooner building would visit a shipyard,” one local historian wrote, “and walk ankle deep in chips from the great pine sticks that the skillful axemen would be hewing into masts for the schooner a-building for some famous skipper of the port.”
Image: 9 3/8 x 13 5/8 in. (23.8 x 34.6 cm)
Sheet: 11 1/4 x 15 5/8 in. (28.6 x 39.7 cm) (show scale)
In caption: "DRAWN BY WINSLOW HOMER"
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Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910). Ship-Building, Gloucester Harbor, 1873. Wood engraving, Image: 9 3/8 x 13 5/8 in. (23.8 x 34.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Harvey Isbitts, 1998.105.180 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1998.105.180_bw.jpg)
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