‘Outside there is what Dieter Rams would call an “impenetrable confusion of forms, colours and noises.” Most people call this a sale.’
These vintage clipper cards were advertisements for shipping voyages, usually from a port on the east coast (New York, Boston) to the west coast (San Francisco). They were distributed by ship dispatchers in the 1800s.
A vintage travel posters Flickr collection from the Boston Public Library
A nice Boston Matchcover Image Collection at Flickr