Sunday, January 9, 2011

Steamship Illustration

My second YA novel, The Birdcatcher, is set on a 19th century transatlantic passenger steamship, and while I never thought I would be researching the history and structures of these ships, well, here I am!

I just found this ship illustration and wanted to save a copy of it for myself. The details are whimsical, and even if you didn't know what year it was painted (by Cal Sacks RR2 of Westport, Conn), you can tell by the scrolled black lines and the candy pink and mustard yellow shades that this is a product of the '60s. 

Carl Sacks steamboat painting 

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