Sailing with Grandpa

Sailing with grandpa is a watercolor drawing from a 1912 book written and illustrated by Elmer Boyd Smith (1860-1943). Smith offers a charming portrait of grandpa rowing a small boat among the many large ships anchored in the harbor. With his pipe firmly clenched between his teeth, grandpa looks quite at home at the oars, skimming across the water.

A small, black and white dog sits at the stern of the ship as if ensuring that the trio don’t run into any trouble. The blonde girl has a large red row in her hair which matches her dress. Her brother is wearing a straw hat with a blue hat band.


This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.