Auction 124, Lot 152

"Eastern Shore of Virginia Most Fertile Trucking Area in the United States",

Subject: Chesapeake Bay, Virginia

Period: 1930 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

15.4 x 10.3 inches
39.1 x 26.2 cm

This vibrant panorama of the Chesapeake Bay area was issued as an ephemeral advertising image for the G. L. Webster Canning Company. The view shows the skylines of both Washington, D. C. and New York in the background, while the foreground holds images of colorful cans of vegetables. Virginia Beach is shown simply as a beach and the ferry routes at Hampton Roads and Yorktown are shown. A strip of text on the right, which shows when the view is folded, declares the company is the 'Largest Intensive Truck Farming Organization in the World'. The verso is mostly blank but at right is a birds-eye view of the company facility at Cheriton Virginia. An example of this panorama is part of the collection of the Library of Virginia. Printed by the Everett Waddy Co. of Richmond, VA.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/7/2008