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23377c. [Life-Saving Service 3-dimensional gravure print] c.1902.

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23377c. [Life-Saving Service 3-dimensional gravure print] c.1902.

23377c. [Life-Saving Service 3-dimensional gravure print] c.1902. Beautiful vintage hand colored and three dimensional gravure print showing a lifesaving crew landing the surfboat on Cape Cod ’s sandy beach. With waves and storm clouds in the background, this delicate image is quite beautiful. The Keeper and six mustachioed surfmen can be seen in their kapok life vests in great detail, as is the surfboat. The print is clean though subdued in its tones and measures 7” x 9”. Done in 1902 in a number of forms, .this original gravure print may have been produced by Campbell Art Company, Elizabeth , New Jersey . Quite unusual in this case is that the men are three dimensional, protruding from the surface. Quite delicate, print has bending and wear to the corners, and has some moisture staining but would still mat and display quite well. This print exhibits beautiful detail and coloring and must be seen to be appreciated. A very nice Life-Saving Service collectible. (VG-). $126.