The <i>Tuisco</i>, an Immigration Ship | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society

Painting

The Tuisco, an Immigration Ship

The <i>Tuisco</i>, an Immigration Ship | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society
The <i>Tuisco</i> left Bremerhaven May 6, 1856. Hölzlhuber called this the "quickest three masted immigration boat," holding 335 passengers. Though in the watercolor the name is spelled <i>Tuisco</i>, it is variously spelled <i>Tuisto</i> or <i>Tuisko</i>. He described the first cabin as handsomely equipped with polished walls, a large elegant mirror, heavy red velvet sofas, chairs, and a large table in the middle, all furniture fastened to the floor. The ship featured Cojen, sleeping cabins with bunk beds, and he felt fortunate to obtain one without a cabin mate. Hölzlhuber thought highly of the ship's captain, Adolf Dannemann, whose favor he sensed he'd gained by playing his guitar during nightly singing, and by not (like other passengers) asking him "stupid questions." Taken from Hölzlhuber's description of the scene, translated by Vera Kroner.
DESCRIPTION
The Tuisco left Bremerhaven May 6, 1856. Hölzlhuber called this the "quickest three masted immigration boat," holding 335 passengers. Though in the watercolor the name is spelled Tuisco, it is variously spelled Tuisto or Tuisko. He described the first cabin as handsomely equipped with polished walls, a large elegant mirror, heavy red velvet sofas, chairs, and a large table in the middle, all furniture fastened to the floor. The ship featured Cojen, sleeping cabins with bunk beds, and he felt fortunate to obtain one without a cabin mate. Hölzlhuber thought highly of the ship's captain, Adolf Dannemann, whose favor he sensed he'd gained by playing his guitar during nightly singing, and by not (like other passengers) asking him "stupid questions." Taken from Hölzlhuber's description of the scene, translated by Vera Kroner.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:28146
Creation Date:circa 1856
Creator Name:Hölzlhuber, Franz, 1826-1898
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Collection Name:Franz Hölzlhuber, 1826-1898 : Sketches and associated materials, 1856-1860, 1959
Genre:Painting
Original Format Type:paintings
Original Format Number:PH 3131.1
Original Dimensions:8 x 5.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This image is one of forty-two watercolor drawings from a sketchbook by Holzlhuber, documenting his trip to the U.S., especially to Wisconsin and Canada in 1856-1860.
SUBJECTS
Flags
Boats and boating
Emigration and immigration
Ocean

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