Artists & fine-art connoisseurs rejoice. These fine art postcards featuring Cruiser OLYMPIA's Sail PLan are made with 280gsm, fine art giclée paper. A perfect medium to bring National Historic Landmark Ship Cruiser OLYMPIA to life in exquisite detail and color. Enjoy high image quality with professional-grade paper that is sustainably sourced and recyclable.
Source: Engraving by Union Iron Works, for the invitation to the launching of OLYMPIA, November, 1892, San Francisco, California.
Like many other vessels built at the end of the 19th Century, Cruiser OLYMPIA was designed to carry sails. Though it is often believed that the rig was a form of auxiliary propulsion, the rig, in reality, was designed as a means of steadying the vessel in rough weather. Later, vessels relied on deeper hulls and bilge keels for stability.
Original Image: Gift courtesy of Ronald Burke
Materials, Features, and Sourcing
- 280gsm fine art giclée paper
- Available in two sizes: 6'' x 4'' (15.2cm x 10.1cm) and 7'' x 5'' (17.8cm x 12.7cm)
- High image quality and detail
- Glossy finish
- Sustainably sourced and recyclable