Knights! Camera! Action! Here's a strongly masculine scene from the days of yore.

Besides being an all-out graphic knockout, this Champion card is special because it includes not only the month and day of sailing, but also the year, 1859. Very few clipper ship cards were imprinted with their date of issuance. Of course, there was no need to. Clipper ship cards were distributed in the few weeks prior to a ship's scheduled departure, so the year was obvious.

This card was printed by George Nesbitt of New York, and is shown at 80 percent of actual size.