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The Cunard Royal Mail Steamship Britannia (John Hewitt, Commander). As she appeared leaving her dock at East Boston February 3d. 1844 bound from Boston to Liverpool.

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  • PUBLISHER: Printed by Ferd. Mayer, 96 &98 Fulton St. N.Y.

  • MEDIUM: Multi-stone lithograph handcolored,

    DATE: 1876.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 14 x 24" (35.2 x 61.0 cm) plus margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: The caption continues, "Dedicated by the publishers to the Merchants of Boston who projected and paid for a canal cut in the ice 7 miles long, 100 feet wide‚Ķ Presented by the Cunard Steamship Company 99 State Street, Boston. James Alexander Agent, February, 1876". This print actually backfired for the city as is depicted Boston's harbor occasionally freezes. This caused many foreign shipping merchants to send their ships to New York instead..

  • ADDITIONAL INFO:

  • CONDITION: Fair condition several repaired tears.

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