Wonderful embroidered trapunto banner on silk memorializing President Theodore Roosevelt's Cruise of the Great White Fleet, 16 battleships of the US Atlantic Fleet that started their trip around the world circa December 1907. The cruise's objective was to project America's power abroad through a strong Navy. This kind of silk work was done in Yokohama Japan around the turn of the century catering to western visitors who had them custom made as souvenirs / memorials of their voyage. Inscription above embroidered eagle, American flags and shield reads as follows:
"IN MEMORY OF MY CRUISE TO HAWAII"
The framed photograph below shows a young US naval officer in uniform. It comes ready to display in its historically accurate original frame. Photographed through glass which explains reflections. Embroidery in very good used condition as shown, not inspected out of frame. Shipped professionally packed, fully insured with tracking number. Shipping costs are approximate, please provide your zip code so we can find the best shipping option to your location.
Measurements: Frame: 20 3/4" square"; Visible Image: 18 5/8" square approximately.