'74 GENERAL ELECTRIC USS Paul F Foster navy sub gun vtg military rocket missile
'74 GENERAL ELECTRIC USS Paul F Foster navy sub gun vtg military rocket missile:
GENERAL ELECTRICThis 1974 JEWELL painting is boasting the results of a $101million contract that the Navy awarded GE in 1971. Included are *prototypes that would not be introduced until the 1980s so it was painted under a highest security clearance. Pictured, and of great interest to Microsoft (founded in 1975), is GE's GENIGRAPHICS computer. Microsoft would eventually partner with GENIGRAPHICS. Originally created for NASA in the 1960s, GE's first public sector GENIGRAPHICS computer (the one pictured) went to AMOCO (Standard Oil) in 1973. The painting showcases GE's past successes and future projects: i.e. bringing **oil & gas, agriculture and the armed forces into the computer age. The two distinct men in the greenhouse are likely identifiable GE employees, friends or relatives of Jewell, or possibly a self portrait?One can imagine this painting sitting on an easel, welcoming stock holders as they enter a share holders meeting. Rarely do internal corporation or military concept paintings make it to public market. We note minor surface scratches expected with age. Large & impressive at about 42" by 28".*The AN/TPS 59 and the PHALANX ordinance were not introduced until 1980 so the "R2-D2" PHALANX pictured has to be the top secret experimental prototype that was mounted on the deck of the USS KING in 1973. Included are seven 1974 prints also by Jewell. They are clearly part of that 1971 $101mil government sonar installation contract. These prints appear to be quite scarce, possibly handed out to stock holders?And be sure to visit our store where we are currently offering a nice selection of other, hugely important and historically significant pieces of Art. A five pound sterling silver "Bug Basket" from Buckingham Palace, the most-prized possession of the last reigning monarch of The Kingdom of Hawai'i, an artifact from The White House and Porcellian Club (the birthplace of Facebook), the first man to the moon's 1st appearance in Space, a 1906 tomb artifact from The Brotherhood of Death (The Illuminati) and an 1885 New York City "Sitting Bull" Cigar Store Indian are but a few of our most interesting pieces. We ship Worldwide and can boast that our clientele now includes two U.S. Presidents, a Prime Minister and other Heads of State, Middle Eastern & European monarchs, museums, Hollywood celebrities, billionaire software & oil tycoons and the World's leading interior decorators & designers. The best way to view our store is by 'highest prices first'. Whatever it is you're looking for, you'll find it on . Shop !