Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Eve 100 Years Ago

In this print by naval constructor and noted artist T. Dart Walker, the wardroom of the battleship USS Kansas (BB-21)makes a toast to love ones back home during the 1908 Christmas Eve dinner. The battleship was in the Arabian Sea en route to Egypt during the around the world cruise of the Great White Fleet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Perfectly captures what they all were at least trying to feel...we can't be home let's attempt to have a good time anyway....you can almost hear someone say "come on fella's" and a song break out. Awesome.Thank you for sharing this.