Clipper Ship Card for Clipper Ship David Brown--SOLD


Clipper ship sailing cards featured full color illustrations illustrating the names of the ships, some of which created great opportunities for designers.

The imprints of the cards reveal that just three printing offices issued most of the hand-held advertisements: Nesbitt & Company and Watson & Clark of New York and John H. Bufford of Boston. Many lack an imprint. There is a pleasing mixture of styles that range from simple, but attractive, black and white letterpress printing to magnificent pictures of ships in full color. Generally, the cards were printed on one side of a piece of glossy card. This example is for travel on the Clipper ship David Brown with Capt. George H. Bradbury at the helm. The card measures 3 1/8 in x 5 1/8 in.