The shipwreck that saved Jamestown or “The Tempest”

The wreck of the Sea Venture on Bermuda on July 28, 1609 and the role its survivors played in the eventual rescue of the failing colony at Jamestown are dramatic tales from the founding years of our nation. A little-known but well-speculated fact is that Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest” gathered inspiration from the event also.

NW Limited...History in Vogue carries this framed historic map of Jamestown created for the quadricentennial in May 2007 with the USPS first day of issue stamps and postmark commemorating the event - click on the image to visit our site

NW Limited...History in Vogue carries this framed historic map of Jamestown created for the quadricentennial in May 2007 with the USPS first day of issue stamps and postmark commemorating the event - click on the image to visit our site

The Sea Venture, sailing from England to the desperately needy Jamestown with supplies, was wrecked off the future colony of Bermuda.   Although believed lost, the castaways survived for 10 months and then reluctantly finished the sail to Jamestown. 
Upon their arrival, they found a starving, almost completely decimated colony. 
Nearly successful in convincing Gates to abandon the endeavor, the fates intervened when another Virginia Company fleet vessel arrived as they were exiting the James River bound for England, and Gates turned around to salvage the Jamestown colony as well as England’s interest in the New World.

“As the battered Sea Venture headed for an island grounding on July 28, 1609, the voyagers guessed that they were landing on haunted Bermuda.”

 

From the History News Network article; “Thus it may be said that July 28, 2009 marks two quadricentennials. One is the unintended founding of Bermuda by castaways who came ashore on a rain-whipped day in 1609. The other is the birthday of a sprite, a wild man, and a mercurial magician, characters given life when a Jamestown shipwreck captured the imagination of a literary master and inspired an enduring tale called The Tempest”
Links:
Jimson Harvest
Virtual Jamestown
Historic Jamestown
History News Network article “A Jamestown Shipwreck 400 Years Ago this Month Awakened Shakespeare’s Muse”

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Lewis & Clark and Jamestown, Virginia maps

 These look amazing with the new “distressed” frame molding:

Lewis & Clark black map with distressed frame by NW Limited...History in Vogue

Lewis & Clark "black" map with distressed frame by NW Limited...History in Vogue $275 as shown

Map of Jamestown, Virginia with USPS first-day-issue stamps and postmarks commemorating the quadricentennial of the settlement of Jamestown

Map of Jamestown, Virginia with USPS first-day-issue stamps and postmarks commemorating the quadricentennial of the settlement of Jamestown $200 as shown

 

To possess:

bill@nwlimited.com  or 503-338-6056

 

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Independence Day

232 years ago, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress. Although it was not completed until August, the date of July 4, 1776 is the celebrated anniversary of our split from Britain’s rule.
Parades, fireworks, patriotic speeches, cannon and gunfire celebrations as well as family picnics and outings are traditional ways that Americans remember their freedom.

History in Vogue wishes you a safe, happy 4th of July

History in Vogue wishes you a safe, happy 4th of July


Our founding principle s Made in the USA, so we happily share our patriotic stripes.
Links to our American history events:
Jamestown, VA
Lewis & Clark Maps
American Motorcycle

Jamestown, Virginia sold at Crabfest


This beauty sold Saturday at the Crab Festival, before we could even post the pic here!

Only 66 will ever be built.
To have yours: 503-338-6056 or bill@nwlimited.com

What you also missed:


This Ultra-sharp piece with an authentic, original hand-signed autograph by Sir Roger Moore!


American Motorcycle #33 w/autographs by
Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson! COA included


James Bond #22
Autographed by Sean Connery w/COA
Email Bill to see what’s currently available, or if you’ve got a special interest, inquire about a custom. Pick up the phone: 503-338-6056, we’d love to process your order and send you (for $350), one of the pieces that is still available:


14″ X 11″ this is number 18 in an exclusive edition of 119 pieces, EVER.

Midway Museum celebrates 100 years of Navy in San Diego

100 years ago today, April 14th, Teddy Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet arrived in San Diego Bay.
The USS Ronald Reagan, one of the Navy’s newest aircraft carriers, is moored nearby the USS Midway (CVB-41) Museum, which is unveiling a new historic exhibit to celebrate. If you’re a VIP, you can attend the reception, complete with a Teddy Roosevelt impersonator!
Old and new, there’s a great deal of history in between, and the new exhibit sounds like the perfect way, in the best place to experience it.
The new displays open to the public on Tuesday.

Happy 100 years from NW Limited…History in VogueTM!

Read more, here:
Museum Prepares To Celebrate San Diego-Navy Anniversary

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Clandestine transaction


What was it
that was exchanged in an over-the-border, just-off-the-freeway parking lot in hushed, yet excited tones,  passed between vehicles in black plastic bags? 
Furtive glances about the general vicinity ensure that no one waits, not the elements nor other unknown quantities, to thwart this much-anticipated event…
Casual observers would think it something criminal for the intensity involved, the swiftness, the planning with which the exchange took place. Rest assured, however, NW Limited…History in VogueTM is completely legal, harmless, though habit-forming, in all states.
The levels of happiness, satisfaction and excitement it brings might need to be regulated, though.  It could get out of control, quickly. NW Limited…History in VogueTM is fully responsible for overwhelming giddiness, tears of joy, and emotional outpourings of affection!
Anyone care to start a petition? (didn’t think so.)
In answer to that first question (and congratulations to the lucky recipient):


(click for larger)
This set is a one-of-a-kind, custom set which features
American Motorcycle #31, Easy Rider variation paired with a custom-framed, matted and numbered 1/1 original, authentic autograph of the star of Easy Rider, Peter Fonda
One hell of a gift for a riding buddy! WOW!
You, too, can experience the WOW!, and arrange your own transaction to achieve the above effects.
Contact your pusher connection: bill@nwlimited.com or
phone 503-338-6056