It Was a Delirious Mile of Climbing
FES Title: Heading for the 4th installment
Alternate Titles: Up the Rapids
[1925]; The Water Trail [1926, 1931]
Date: 01/15/1923
Size: 14″H x 38″W
Medium: oil-cotton-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Miller, Warren Hastings. “Medicine Gold” The American Boy, August 1923: 20.
caption: It Was a Delirious Mile of Climbing Out on Mossy and Slippery Rocks, of Splashes and Tumbles and Feats of Hilarious Daring.
Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover / ’23
Annotations: en verso on artist’s label on upper stretcher: Illustration for “Nagushwas” / 1195 Jan. 1923 / Heading / By two and thres [sic] they hauled and passed the track line to other groups collected at some point further up.
en verso on metal name tag on upper stretcher: “Alice L & Wm. C. Spruance” / Box 4 [other indecipherable pencil markings] en verso on left stretcher: Baltimore Museum of Art
en verso on lower right stretcher: 01357 – 3/4 Pol. Blk. 27×36
en verso on small white label upper stretcher: PURCHASED MARCH 1931 @$200.00 + $20.00 for frame by W. C. Spruance
en verso carved into frame: F. Coll Wil Del.
Exhibitions: 1925 Washington; 1926 AFA; 1931 FES
Comments: DAM 7/15/04; digital 6-05 Florida trip; index

Provenance: Sold by artist to William C. and Alice L. Spruance, Wilmington, Delaware (March 1931); private collection