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Une Dynastie Américaine en Europe - Collections Eleanor Post Close & Antal Post de Bekessy

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A ship model of the "Sea Cloud", 20th century
with the label "Sea Cloud / 1931 / Prestige Edition", under a plexiglass box
La maquette : haut. 66 cm., long. 90 cm., larg. 23 cm. ; Le coffrage : 71,5 cm., long. 105,5 cm., larg. 23 cm. ; The model: height 35 1/2 in., lenght 26 in., width 9 in. ; The box: height 28 1/4 in., lenght 41,5 in., width 14 in.
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In 1931, Marjorie Merriweather Post initiated the construction of a ship of more than 360 feet long called the Hussar II, later renamed Sea Cloud in 1935. She cruised on this yacht through the oceans with her family and friends sailing in Hawaii, the Galapagos Islands as well as in Monaco. Following the appointment of her husband Joseph E. Davies as US ambassador in Russia, the Sea Cloud dropped anchor in Leningrad and soon became the venue of many receptions. The 1943 Hollywood movie Mission to Moscow portrays this era. Soon after the start of the Second World War, Marjorie offered the Sea Cloud to the American president. The yacht first became a weather station and then later loaded with canons as a ship designed to hunt submarines.

Une Dynastie Américaine en Europe - Collections Eleanor Post Close & Antal Post de Bekessy

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Paris