Thursday, March 26, 2015

Homeward Bound

Poem by Allan Cunningham

From The Manitoba Readers.  Fourth Reader. (Thomas Nelson & Sons.  Clark Bros. & Co., Ltd, Winnipeg, undated.)

This school reader was probably published in the 1880's, and so this picture would simply have been an example of the current form of sea travel.  

Thomas Jacques Somerscales (1842-1927) was British-born and taught himself to paint while serving as a naval schoolmaster on H.M.S. Cumberland.

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