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Charcoal Portrait of Young Man (Paper on Canvas)

Charcoal Portrait of Young Man (Paper on Canvas)

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This is a wonderful (16" x 20") antique charcoal portrait of August Lembke, born June 29, 1877 and died December 21, 1967, from Romeo, Michigan. He was an engineer and sailed on numerous Great Lakes freighters, including the 450-foot freighter L.C. Waldo that was grounded on Gull Rock's shoals during the great storm of November, 1913. The 1913 storm that claimed the Waldo is one of the most infamous ever to visit the Great Lakes region. From Minnesota to New York, a total of 10 ships disappeared entirely in that storm (two in Lake Superior) with all hands lost on each vessel. The four-day maelstrom, which was marked by highly unusual hurricane-force winds, also wrecked 26 other ships throughout the Great Lakes. This portrait was made from a cabinet card of Mr. Lembke which is included with this portrait. The portrait is a paper on canvas in a wood frame that will nicely fit most antique frames.

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This is a wonderful (16" x 20") antique charcoal portrait of August Lembke, born June 29, 1877 and died December 21, 1967, from Romeo, Michigan. He was an engineer and sailed on numerous Great Lakes freighters, including the 450-foot freighter L.C. Waldo that was grounded on Gull Rock's shoals during the great storm of November, 1913. The 1913 storm that claimed the Waldo is one of the most infamous ever to visit the Great Lakes region. From Minnesota to New York, a total of 10 ships disappeared entirely in that storm (two in Lake Superior) with all hands lost on each vessel. The four-day maelstrom, which was marked by highly unusual hurricane-force winds, also wrecked 26 other ships throughout the Great Lakes. This portrait was made from a cabinet card of Mr. Lembke which is included with this portrait. The portrait is a paper on canvas in a wood frame that will nicely fit most antique frames.