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Advertising -- Shipping -- United States -- 19th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Sailing Ship Card Collection, 1857-1894, 1918, 1990, undated

Identifier: MSS 470

Sailing ship cards have been identified as the earliest form of multi-color advertising in the United States. Printed to announce the departure of commercial ship sailings for both passengers and freight companies, the ephemeral nature of these cards makes them very rare. The collection contains 1,296 cards, 1,193 of which are unique, and 103 of which are duplicates.

Dates: 1857-1894, 1918, 1990, undated