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Perhaps this is a pre-maiden voyage card as in reality the CITY OF CHESTER had two funnels. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWith a magnifying glass you can enjoy all the detail incorporated here - passengers strolling the deck, the captain on the slightly raised wheelhouse, intricate rigging, even the gold figurehead on the bow. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe back shows the accommodations for Cabin passengers.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e The excellent website norwayheritage.com offers this interior description: \"It fitted up in the most gorgeous style, and was wainscoted all round with highly-polished walnut, divided into panels by fluted filleted Corinthian columns, the fillets, capitals, and bosses were richly gilded, placed upon ebony plinths. The panels were perforated for side lights, and combined with a flood of light admitted by a large and richly ornamented lantern cupola, and reflected by mirrors at both ends of the saloon, added greatly to the general appearance of the apartments. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAdjoining the saloon was a small ladies' boudoir, which was also elaborately fitted up, and in close proximity there were ladies' bath-tubs. The gentlemen's bath-rooms were on the other side of the vessel. The baths were made of marble. The water was pumped from the sea, and a saltwater bath could thus be had as often as needed. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe staterooms were aft of the saloon on each side, with a passage way in the centre, richly ornamented in imitation of the walls around the City of Chester in England. The staterooms were large, airy, and comfortable, and each contained a wash-stand, mirror, and an electric bell connecting with the pantry.\" \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe CITY OF CHESTER sailed for various owners and under different names until scrapping in 1907. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eVery good condition.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2021-10-29T11:48:08-04:00","created_at":"2021-10-29T11:48:06-04:00","vendor":"N","type":"- Deck Plans","tags":["- Deck Plans","A to Z: 100s of Ships","Inman Line"],"price":12500,"price_min":12500,"price_max":12500,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":40167827275823,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"2761","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"CITY OF CHESTER: 1873 - Color portrait card w\/ deck plan","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":12500,"weight":45,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":1,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":"","requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2236\/1411\/products\/2761.jpg?v=1635522487","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2236\/1411\/products\/2761-1.jpg?v=1635522487"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2236\/1411\/products\/2761.jpg?v=1635522487","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":22564631412783,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.772,"height":961,"width":1703,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2236\/1411\/products\/2761.jpg?v=1635522487"},"aspect_ratio":1.772,"height":961,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2236\/1411\/products\/2761.jpg?v=1635522487","width":1703},{"alt":null,"id":22564631445551,"position":2,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.768,"height":968,"width":1711,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2236\/1411\/products\/2761-1.jpg?v=1635522487"},"aspect_ratio":1.768,"height":968,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2236\/1411\/products\/2761-1.jpg?v=1635522487","width":1711}],"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_groups":[],"content":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eInman Line: From the early days of transatlantic passenger ships, a lithographed portrait of the CITY OF CHESTER with two decks' worth of plans on back. At its launch in 1873, the ship was one of the largest and fastest on the Atlantic. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThis 3.25\" by 5.5\" card shows a color lithograph of the single funnel, three-mast ship. Perhaps this is a pre-maiden voyage card as in reality the CITY OF CHESTER had two funnels. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWith a magnifying glass you can enjoy all the detail incorporated here - passengers strolling the deck, the captain on the slightly raised wheelhouse, intricate rigging, even the gold figurehead on the bow. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe back shows the accommodations for Cabin passengers.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e The excellent website norwayheritage.com offers this interior description: \"It fitted up in the most gorgeous style, and was wainscoted all round with highly-polished walnut, divided into panels by fluted filleted Corinthian columns, the fillets, capitals, and bosses were richly gilded, placed upon ebony plinths. The panels were perforated for side lights, and combined with a flood of light admitted by a large and richly ornamented lantern cupola, and reflected by mirrors at both ends of the saloon, added greatly to the general appearance of the apartments. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAdjoining the saloon was a small ladies' boudoir, which was also elaborately fitted up, and in close proximity there were ladies' bath-tubs. The gentlemen's bath-rooms were on the other side of the vessel. The baths were made of marble. The water was pumped from the sea, and a saltwater bath could thus be had as often as needed. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe staterooms were aft of the saloon on each side, with a passage way in the centre, richly ornamented in imitation of the walls around the City of Chester in England. The staterooms were large, airy, and comfortable, and each contained a wash-stand, mirror, and an electric bell connecting with the pantry.\" \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe CITY OF CHESTER sailed for various owners and under different names until scrapping in 1907. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eVery good condition.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

CITY OF CHESTER: 1873 - Color portrait card w/ deck plan

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Inman Line: From the early days of transatlantic passenger ships, a lithographed portrait of the CITY OF CHESTER with two decks' worth of plans on back. At its launch in 1873, the ship was one of the largest and fastest on the Atlantic.

This 3.25" by 5.5" card shows a color lithograph of the single funnel, three-mast ship. Perhaps this is a pre-maiden voyage card as in reality the CITY OF CHESTER had two funnels.

With a magnifying glass you can enjoy all the detail incorporated here - passengers strolling the deck, the captain on the slightly raised wheelhouse, intricate rigging, even the gold figurehead on the bow.

The back shows the accommodations for Cabin passengers.

The excellent website norwayheritage.com offers this interior description: "It fitted up in the most gorgeous style, and was wainscoted all round with highly-polished walnut, divided into panels by fluted filleted Corinthian columns, the fillets, capitals, and bosses were richly gilded, placed upon ebony plinths. The panels were perforated for side lights, and combined with a flood of light admitted by a large and richly ornamented lantern cupola, and reflected by mirrors at both ends of the saloon, added greatly to the general appearance of the apartments.

Adjoining the saloon was a small ladies' boudoir, which was also elaborately fitted up, and in close proximity there were ladies' bath-tubs. The gentlemen's bath-rooms were on the other side of the vessel. The baths were made of marble. The water was pumped from the sea, and a saltwater bath could thus be had as often as needed.

The staterooms were aft of the saloon on each side, with a passage way in the centre, richly ornamented in imitation of the walls around the City of Chester in England. The staterooms were large, airy, and comfortable, and each contained a wash-stand, mirror, and an electric bell connecting with the pantry."

The CITY OF CHESTER sailed for various owners and under different names until scrapping in 1907.

Very good condition.

$125.00
Maximum quantity available reached.