National Geographic : 1957 May
F9ii © National Geographic Society 582 Kodachrome by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic Photographer Stout Wooden Ships Crowded with Colonists Sail Up the James River: May 13, 1607 This spring marks the 350th anniversary of the landing at Jamestown, Virginia, first permanent English settlement in the Americas. Griffith Baily Coale's painting shows settlers scanning the New World's green shores from the flagship Susan Constant (center), the Godspeed (left), and the Discovery. Mr. Coale's work hangs in the Virginia State Capitol at Richmond. His painted fleet inspired the model ships held by these schoolboys.