Rare photographs of The Salute - April 5th, 1894.
The painting by Theodore Gegoux (1850-1931)
The Salute
The Salute depicts the St. Lawrence steamer on one of its evening tours of the river.
Actual photographs of The Salute are seen here in the background behind Frank Gegoux.  This photograph was taken in the Gegoux Studio (Watertown, NY) on Frank's birthday in 1894.
The significance of these photographs is to establish the approximate size of the original painting, and to confirm that the painting was completed prior to the date of the photograph, April 5th, 1894.