Emigration Ship
(1867)
CARL CHRISTIAN ANTON
CHRISTENSEN
WATERCOLOR
6.75 IN. X 10.5 IN. (LDS 55-2847) CHURCH HISTORY MUSEUM

Painted just ten years after Christensen’s immigration to the United States, Emigration Ship depicts a fully- rigged ship with an American flag flying counter to the wind direction. While it is inconclusive, it is likely that the painting depicts the emigrant ship Westmoreland, the ship on which he and Elise and more than five hundred other Scandinavian Saints sailed in 1857. Carl and Bise were married aboard the Westmoreland.

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