The Renowned Clipper Ship Andrew Jackson. 102, 99, 101, 89 & 102 Days to San Francisco. The Fastest Ship in the World!
Relief and type on coated stock, 1850's-60's.
Card size, 6 9 1/6 x 4" (16.6 x 10.1 cm).
Good condition save for small stain in upper right. LOCATION: New York City
Inventory Number: 92786
Publisher : Printed by George F. Nesbitt & Co.
This clipper ship card advertises the clipper ship Andrew Jackson. The main feature of this card is the portrait of General Andrew Jackson likely at the battle of New Orleans. Clipper ship cards were first used as a smaller alternative to broadsides, following in the tradition of trading cards, and became very popular and widespread in the 1860's. The imagery on the card typically supported the name of the ship, and thematically would largely fall into stock categories established such as nautical themes, women, knights/warriors, mythology and folklore, and patriotic themes, to name a few. The size, cargo capacity, destination, master's name, and not least of all, the word 'clipper' (complete with a bold, descriptive byline) would usually be incorporated into the design. Signed in image Geo. F. Nesbit. 18th-19th Century Subjects, Advertising Broadsides