Richard S. Ely

An image of a beautiful clipper under full sail, like this one for Richard S. Ely, was sure to inspire the confidence of a prospective passenger or freight consignor. Invariably, though, a "generic" clipper image was used; no attempt was made at rendering any kind of accurate representation of the particular clipper ship being advertised.

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