"Ice Boating, Cover of The Saturday Evening Post, November 28, 1959"   Lot no. 3246

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By John Ford Clymer (American- 1907-1989)

1959
30.00" x 28.00", Framed 38.00" x 35.00"
Oil on Board
Signed Lower Left: John Clymer

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Cover of The Saturday Evening Post, published November 28, 1959. 

Caption: "The Cover: Another manifestation of Mother Nature’s genius–what an exquisite ice mirror she has fashioned without a single ammonia pipe in the whole blue-and-lavender sheen of it! Over this chilly glass wish the ice yachtsmen with the speed of the wind–no, that’s wrong, for there is a complex aerodynamic gimmick which results in the iceboats’ whishing three times faster than the wind that is blowing. Hollanders started putting runners on boats circa 1750. Early United States ice-boaters appeared on the Hudson, where they raced New York Central trains and beat ‘em. Today ice-yacht clubs are likely to spring up wherever it doesn’t snow too much but where water turns hard in winter. Our lustrous cover comes to you from Lake Warren, Connecticut, by way of John Clymer’s illustrious brush.”

 

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