A builders' half model of the U.S.S. San Francisco
Union Iron Works, San Fancisco, Calif., circa 1888
the hull built up in wood lifts, with a large band at the top representing the gunwale, and detailed with a soft "ram" bow and rounded transom, with skeg and rudder profiles. Displayed on a painted black backboard with the name lettered in gold at the center bottom.
9-1/2 x 86-1/2 in. (24 x 220 cm.) backboard.