“Ed lebe die Schifffahrt!” [Long Live Navigation/Shipping]
Berlin: A. Felgner, 1877. 10 x 14 3/4. Lithograph. Original hand color. Very good condition.
A delightful German print extolling ships and navigation. The print shows three types of vessels on a river. In the foreground is a small skiff propelled with an oar. Sailing by is a sailing barge that looks to be a house boat, complete with family of father, mother, child and dog. Beyond that is a steam passenger ferry heading in the opposite direction. The legend “Vorwarts, 1877” appears on the side of the barge. German verse is given below the image of this charming print.