Seminole. 96, 120, 113, 122 & 113 Days' Passage. Sutton & Co's Dispatch Line for San Francisco.
Relief and type on coated stock c.1870.
Card size, 3 15/16 x 6 1/8" (90 x 15.5 cm)
Good condition save for rounded corners & some staining along edges. LOCATION: New York City
Inventory Number: 92787
Publisher : Printed by George F. Nesbitt & Co.
This clipper ship card advertises the clipper ship Seminole. 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. The Seminole was built in Mystic, Connecticut and one of the last of them to be built.