Belle of Louisville Illustrations
See also, Belle of Louisville Photos
Scanned from a color slide of a race between the DELTA QUEEN (in the distance) and the BELLE OF LOUISVILLE (in foreground). Photographer unknown but probably took prior to Kentucky Derby Day on the Ohio at Louisville, Kentucky.
Ladies and Gentlemen
CAPTAIN ERNEST WAGNER
MRS. LETHA C. GREENE, PRES.
GREENE LINE STEAMERS Inc.
Will race the
CAPTAIN CHALRES H. BRASHER
FOR THE GILDED ELK ANTLERS
SYMBOL OF RIVER SUPREMACY ON THE OHIO RIVER
FROM LOUISVILLE, KY.
FOOT OF FOURTH STREET
Tues. April 39, 1963 5:30 pm
Calliopes to Duel Again
AFTER RACE STEAM VS. AIR
KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL COMMITTEE
BOAT RACE TICKET SALES LOCATIONS
BANK OF LOUISVILLE 5th & Broadway ~ 4th amp; Walnut
CITIZENS FIDELITY BANK 5th & Jefferson ~ Heyburn Building
FIRST NATIONAL BANK Algonquin Manor ~ The Mall (St. Matthew)
LIBERTY NATIONAL BANK Starks Building Arcade ~ 416 W. Jefferson St.
MAIL ORDERS, WITH CHECK OF MONEY-ORDER TO:
DERBY FESTIVAL BOAT RACE
525 East Broadway
Louisville, Kentucky 10202
ONLY 500 TICKETS
$10 A PASSENGER ~ PHONE 584-6751
DON'T MISS THIS GALA EVENT.
Letterpress "broadside" poster advertising tickets for the Tues April 30, 1963 race at Louisville on the Ohio River between the DELTA QUEEN and the BELLE OF LOUISVILLE. The size of the original letter press type set poster was 7 x 19 inches.
Our thanks to S.M. Frisby for sending in this clipping. It appears to be from the Delta Queen Calliope newspaper. Any ideas? Thanks also to Dave Thomson for restoring the image.
GREAT STEAMBOAT RACE commemorative ticket 1976
GREAT STEAMBOAT RACE
Commemorative Ticket for the "Epic Race" between the BELLE of LOUISVILLE, the DELTA QUEEEN and
the JULIA BELLE SWAIN.
Wednesday April 28, 1976 5 p.m
Wharf at 4th and River Road, Louisville, Kentucky
Sponsored by the Kentucky Derby Festival Inc.
Signed by the President of the Kentucky Derby Festival Inc. and the Chairman of the Belle of Louisville Operating Board
Measures 3.85 x 8.50 inches
Belle of Louisville, 1979 watercolor by Dong Kingman
1979 watercolor of the BELLE OF LOUISVILLE on the Ohio River at Louisville, Kentucky.
The following is abridged from the Wikipedia biography:
Dong Kingman 1911 - 2000 was a Chinese American artist and one of America's leading watercolor masters. As a painter on the forefront of the California Style School of painting, he was known for his urban and landscape paintings. Dong Kingman was born Dong Moy Shu in Oakland, California, the son of Chinese immigrants from Hong Kong. At the age of five and a half he traveled with his family back to Hong Kong, where his father established a dry goods business. He began his formal education at the Bok Jai School, where he was given a school name in accordance with Chinese customs. Hearing that he aspired to be an artist, his instructor gave him the name "King Man" (lit. "scenery" and "composition" in Cantonese). He would later combine the two names into Kingman, placing his family name first in accordance with Chinese naming conventions, creating the name Dong Kingman.
Kingman returned to the United States in his late teens. In 1929 he attended the Fox Morgan Art School while holding down a variety of jobs. It was at this time that he chose to concentrate on watercolor painting. His critical breakthrough occurred in 1936, when he gained a solo exhibition at the San Francisco Art Association. This exhibition brought him national recognition and success.
During the 1950s, Kingman served as a United States cultural ambassador and international lecturer for the Department of State. In the 1950s and 1960s, Kingman worked as an illustrator in the film industry, designing the backgrounds for a number of major motion pictures including "55 Days at Peking", The Sand Pebbles and Hollywood's Technicolor film of Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "Flower Drum Song."
Detail of a framed print/poster in the offices of the BELLE OF LOUISVILLE aboard their headquarters in the 1929 Life-Saving Station No. 10.
Appears to date back to the '60's, lining up the boat and bridge in stylized perspective with sky & water applied with palette knife using fine art/illustration techniques. Art experts and critics can interpret it further.
Eric Wehder, Jr.
For Louisville Magazine
Screen Printed by
Sullivan Screen Print Company
Prints of Wehder's painting "Kentucky Wild Cat" were published in 1979 and a number of them can be found online. The site Worth Point states that Eric Wehder Jr. immigrated from Germany and became a resident to Kentucky where he was commissioned to produce paintings and sculptures for the University of Kentucky.
"BELLE of LOUISVILLE" sketched by Bill Olendorf (not dated)
From an 11 x 14 print on paper
©2003, William Carr Olendorf Trust billolendorf.com
CHICAGO TRIBUNE obituary
Artist William C. Olendorf
March 02, 1996
By Kenan Heise, Tribune Staff Writer.
William C. Olendorf, 71, an internationally recognized painter, illustrator and printmaker, also had a long career as an advertising executive. A resident of the Near North Side in Chicago, Bill Oldendorf died Wednesday, February 28th at his home.
Mr. Olendorf had a studio in Tree Studios at Ontario and State Streets in Chicago. His style was considered neo-impressionistic. His paintings were principally landscapes and cityscapes, based on photos he had taken while traveling extensively. He was strongly influenced as an artist by Ivan Albright.
He held exhibitions of his works in museums in Paris, Stockholm and Mykonos, Greece, as well as New York and Chicago.
Mr. Olendorf illustrated several books, including the Sketchbook Series, which focuses on Paris, Chicago and Palm Beach, Florida.
Recently, he established the William Carr Olendorf Foundation, dedicated to the education of young artists who emphasize representational art and who need financial assistance or mentoring.
A native of Deerfield, Illinois he attended Harvard University and Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.
During his career as an ad executive, he worked for Leo Burnett, Foote Cone & Belding and Peterson Publications. He also was with Tobias and Olendorf and The Promotion Network.
Survivors include two sons, Donald and Bill.
A memorial gathering will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Claridge Hotel, 1244 N. Dearborn St. Chicago, Illinois.
More Belle of Louisville pages at this site:
Centennial of Steamboats to honor the Belle of Louisville's 100th Anniversary
Photos of an accident that damaged Belle of Louisville bucket boards in 2009
Belle of Louisville Photo page
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