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USS Constitution "Old Ironsides" - Giclee Prints
Support USS CONSTITUTION Museum!

What's new at Stuart Swan Furniture Store?
Impressive images of USS Constitution "Old Ironsides" produced in Giclee format on archival art canvas stretched and ready for framing!

Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of  these prints will be donated in the purchaser's name to the USS Constitution Museum, in support of local and national education programs and exhibits that preserve the memory and stories of USS Constitution - "Old Ironsides" - and inspire a love for the freedom that Our Nation's Ship symbolizes.  Please see details below and call 781-235-2225 to order or download and fax our order form now!

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"Old Ironsides" - Our Story

On July 16, 2000, Stuart and Georgette Swan chartered a sail boat to witness the departure of the Tall Ships from Boston Harbor. Each ship was to pass in review of Old Ironsides and salute. Many of the ships fired cannon to which "IRONSIDES" would reply in kind. 

They did not know it at the time but the sail boat they had chartered was a Maritime training vessel. Hence to their surprise they were instructed by the parade Marshall to take their place in the parade of Tall Ships, pass in review, and salute USS CONSTITUTION. There was much excitement aboard "Infanta", their chartered sailboat. As they approached "OLD IRONSIDES" they dipped their colors and snapped the most reverent salute that they could possibly muster. As "OLD IRONSIDES" dipped HER colors and the entire crew returned the salute there was much cheering from the crew of "Infanta". Once passed USS CONSTITUTION, she raised her colors and dropped the salute which meant that "Infanta" was to do the same and stand down.  Read the full story >

Throughout all of the cheering and excitement Georgette managed to capture the spirit of the most revered symbol of our national resolve in two spectacular images, "BROADSIDE" and "STARBOARD BOW."  These photographs have been transferred to high quality archival art canvas and are now on sale at Stuart Swan Furniture Company.

From The Navy Historical Foundation

Additional images shown below are from The Navy Historical Foundation.  We have digitally restored these two very famous engagements involving the USS Constitution.
 

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Above:  USS Constitution vs. HMS Guerriere
19 August 1812

This painting by Anton Otto Fischer depicts the first victory at sea by the fledgling US Navy over the mighty Royal Navy.

At left:  Burning of the USS Philadelphia in Tripoli Harbor
16 February 1804
Edward Morgan, 1897

In the foreground the ketch Intrepid commanded by Steven Decatur Jr. is making her escape after Decatur and crew torched the grounded Philadelphia.

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About the Artwork

Materials:
Our canvases are created following giclee quality standards on the industry's highest-end equipment and utilizing the finest quality archival canvas, inks, and coatings.

  • 20.5 mil brilliant white cotton archival canvas; consistent poly-cotton blend with acid-free, neutral pH coating; optical brightener additive-free and fluorescent whitening agent-free breakthrough technology (this product is widely regarded to be the world's finest inkjet canvas)
  • Archival quality Epson K-3 Ultrachrome inks
  • Proprietary matte finish veneer top coat applied after printing protects against fading, moisture and abrasion
  • Materials combination has been rated to resist fading for as many as 200 years in laboratory wear simulation testing conditions
  • Sold fir wood stretcher bars, 3/4" x 1-5/8", kiln dried with no finger joints; fits any standard frame moulding
  • Diamond engraved brass plate included in each order.

Packaging:

  • Custom-engineered shipping cartons and inserts designed exclusively by and for our company and designed to protect your artwork in transit
  • Super heavy-duty 175-lbs. test corrugated cardboard
  • Archival canvases individually sealed in lightweight plastic sleeving for protection from abrasion during shipping

Sizes:
Canvases can be ordered unstretched, rolled and packaged in a shipping tube, or stretched on archival canvas ready for framing.  Images come in the following sizes:

  • 16x24
  • 24x36
  • 32x48
  • 40x60

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