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Franklin D. Roosevelt: "F.D.R. The Man of the Hour." Manufactured in 1934, this casting is made of metal with a copper-coated finish. The nautical table lamp depicts Roosevelt in sailor's foul weather gear standing at the helm of a sailboat (which the sailboat depicted below and the slogon "F.D.R. THE MAN OF THE HOUR." Casting measures 7" x 10 1/2" x 3" and 23 inches to the top of the shade.
Our research has found a few examples of this casting, one as a lamp which originally came with a glass globe-covered light and others with an electric clock set into the area of the ships wheel. This fixture came to us without the globe light and we modified it into a traditional style table lamp.
Shown here with our 14 inch off-white linen lamp shade. Sold separately (see below).
Dealers of nautical antiques and collectibles, marine art, lamps, lighting, ship salvage and hardware, Skipjack sells quality nautical furniture and furnishings, marine instruments, model boats, nautical gifts and decor. Skipjack’s Marine Art Gallery features marine paintings, sculptures, ship models and folk art featuring mermaids, whales, fish and fowl.
Please visit our online store again soon or if in the Hampton Roads (Tidewater) coastal region of Virginia, visit our marine gallery in historic Olde Towne Portsmouth. We're just a short distance from Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and just across the river from downtown Norfolk. By boat, we're located at mile marker "0" of the Atlantic Intra-coastal Waterway!