"BYRD'S SHIP" (ca. 1933, Admiral Byrd's Polar Ship, "City of New York," moored close to the Venetian Bridge, Chicago. Exhibited in connection with the 1833 - 1933 Century of Progress Chicago World's Fair.) By S. CHESTER DANFORTH (American,
10 ½ x 6 ½ inches (sight), 18 x 14 inches (frame). Etching, signed by the artist in pencil lower right, titled in pencil lower left.
Danforth was a renowned artist in the Chicago area for many years. He is credited with having been a graphic artist, craftsperson, painter and architect. Studied: Art Institute of Chicago; Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago. Illustrator: etchings, “Diocese,” 1933. (Reference: Falk, Who Was Who in American Art, 1564 – 1975, 400 Years of Artists in America.)