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Colorful, pictorial nautical themed Art Deco map of Nantucket with illustrations of local flora, fauna, boats, lighthouses, important buildings, and the Nantucket Central Railroad. It features an inset map of the Nantucket Town showing street names and buildings. The pictorial border comprises views of literary and historical events, lists of businesses, key to the town, hotels, and a historical timeline. The title is displayed as a banner supported by a spread eagle. Corners show ship figureheads and ships, and the center of bottom border illustrates the carved sternboard of the ship Eunice H. Adams, 1866. The outer border is in the form of nautical rope.
This is the 1964 reissue of the original 1946 map, the most desirable of the Nantucket pictorial maps.
Ruth Haviland Sutton was a portraitist, painter, lithographer, block printer and teacher of art who spent the bulk of her career in her native Massachusetts. Born in Nantucket, Massachusetts, a descendant of the Haviland china manufacturing family, she studied at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art, Grand Central Artists School, the Arts Student League and with J. Farnsworth and Henry B. Snell. She was a member of several artists organizations including the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, the Nantucket Art Association, the Springfield (Massachusetts) Artists Guild, the Boston Society of Arts & Crafts and the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA). She exhibited regularly with many of these groups from the mid 1920s to the mid 1940s, winning numerous prizes. In 1955, she moved back to Nantucket. Her works are in the collections of the Library of Congress, the Springfield Museum of Art, the public libraries of Boston and New York City.
“Creators, Related Names.” http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/fineprhtml/fineprAuthors16.html (17 November 2004).
Falk, Peter Hastings, ed. Who Was Who in American Art. Madison, Connecticut: Sound View Press, 1985. p. 606.