Paint on wood
This wooden fireplace cover with metal hardware is decorated with a painting of the schooner America. The name "Manherz" is signed on a section of the rudder.
The Steamship Historical Society of America is dedicated to the history and preservation of powered vessels; however, it is the first to acknowledge that sailing vessels are the ancestors of powered vessels and therefore, sailing vessels are important to the history of the powered vessel. For this reason it is appropriate for paintings of sailing ships to be depicted in this Museum.