JOHN WALKER WOOD STRING CLOTH SHIP MODEL C. 1910 23 29 WANDERER


Bids for this item may not be entered or changed through the website after 8/16/2019 12:00:00 PM EST

Please contact DuMouchelles at 313-963-6255 to enter or change a bid on this item.
0005
$400 - $700
Toy Other

Details:

JOHN WALKER, WOOD, STRING, CLOTH SHIP MODEL C. 1910 H 23" L 29" "WANDERER"

A wooden ship model depicting the famous nineteenth century slave ship the "Wanderer." Captain Corrie took his luxurious yacht, the Wanderer, to the African Congo in 1858 to enslave four hundred Africans and bring them back as chattel goods. This was the second to last American ship to bring back slaves, and its owners did so by hiding its illegal activity through a secret deck to hold its human cargo, managing to circumvent the law and escape detection. The "Wanderer" was seized by Union troops during the Civil War and was not decommissioned until 1865. This model was hand made by John Walker in 1910. Mounted on a wooden base. Actual measurements are 22.5" tall by 29" long.


Condition:
Good condition commensurate with age and use. JMD
Questions

You must be logged in to view your unanswered questions.

Lot Images

Mouse over image to zoom.
Click image to view large version.