Ship in forefront sailing to right; nine persons visible on deck. Other sailing ships to left and right in background. Statistics to left and right of title. Ship statistics to left and right of title.
Charles R. Parsons, the son of noted lithographer Charles Parsons who worked for Endicott & Company, went into business with Lyman W. Atwater in 1863. The team specialized in marine prints, such as this one. Parsons and Atwater succeeded in selling finished designs for several lithography firms, such as Currier & Ives, which then imprinted the picture and published the image for resale. This print is a chromolithograph, meaning that it was printed in color, rather than hand-colored.