Embroidered Ship Portraits

On View: 
Tuesday, June 3, 1986 to Sunday, September 7, 1986

More than 50 examples of 19th-century hand-embroidered portraits of ships are on view. These intricate pieces were most often made by sailors during slow periods on long voyages using readily-available materials, such as sail cloth or trouser fabric.

This exhibition is a tribute to tall ships and coincides with the Centennial Celebration of the Statue of Liberty.