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Proof. The United States Steam Ship "Atlantic" 3,000 Tons, 1000 Horse Power

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Walters, Samuel; Ackermann & Co.; Day & Son Ltd.; Picken, Thomas
Place made: United Kingdom, England, London; United Kingdom, England, Merseyside, Liverpool, Liverpool
Date made: 1855
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 18 1/2 in x 25 in
Nomenclature: steamships; American
Classification: ship portraits

A starboard-side view of the mail steamship 'Atlantic' on the River Mersey bound for New York. The 'Atlantic' was one of the four original ships of the Collins Line (the New York and Liverpool US Mail Steamship Company). When the service started in 1850, the Collins ships were the fastest, largest, and most luxuriously decorated steamships in the world. In the print, passengers at the deck of the stern exchange greetings with passengers on a smaller steamboat passing perpendicular the 'Atlantic.'


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Ackermann & Co.
British/German publisher/printmaker/printer, 1792 - 1834