National Geographic : 1948 Sep
National GeographicMagazine National Gallery ofArt THOMAS SULLYCaptain Charles Stewart (Gift ofMaude Monell Vet!esen) I'romn (ahin boy torear admiral. Charles Stewart served the seanearly allhis 91years. ()ol then with the United States Navy. He fought privateers, Tripolitan pirates, and the proudest vessels in the British Navy. During the\Var of1812 hebrilliantly commanded Argus, Hornet, Constellation, and Constitution.Iromi the last-named hiewon his own nickname. "Old Ironsides." Ovation, sword, and gold medal were showered upon him by agrateful people, legislature, and Congress. In 1811-12 Sully painted the hero inuniform for$300.