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The Clipper Ship John Bertram, Boston.
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Bufford, John Henry; Drew, C.
Place made: United States, Massachusetts, Boston
Date made: 1850
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 16 1/2 in x 20 3/4 in
Nomenclature: clipper ships; American
Classification: ship portraits
A starboard-broadside view of the clipper ship 'John Bertham.' She was named after a famous Salem sea captain and merchant. She was a pioneer of Glidden & Williams' line of San Francisco clippers, regularly servicing the route from Boston to San Francisco from 1851-1853. In the print after Clement Drew, held at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, she is sailing in windy weather. She flies a US flag at her stern and other identifying house flags. A lighthouse is in the far left background.