Item #57797 To the ward room mess of the U.S.S. Omaha. Resp'y dedicated by the mess poet, Christmas 1888

To the ward room mess of the U.S.S. Omaha. Resp'y dedicated by the mess poet, Christmas 1888

N.p. [printed on the Omaha]: Christmas, 1888. Broadside approx. 8" x 5", 34-line poem beginning "As Rhymester of the Mess I wrote," within a simple ruled border, signed in type at the bottom "C. F., December 25th 1888." Lightly toned but generally fine. A partial watermark of Ulster (Linen) made by Marc(us) Ward Co. NY is visible. A Christmas poem of longing for home and family printed for the sailors and likely distributed at Christmas dinner on board the Omaha. From 1885-1891 the Omaha, a 250-foot screw-sloop, was in service on the Asia station. Item #57797

Price: $225.00

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