Ephemera. Clipper Ship Sailing Card.
W.F. Peck, commander, is now receiving her cargo at Pier 11 East River… The Vitula, 1187 tons, was built in East Boston in 1855. She was condemned at Rio in 1867. This attractive card is done in lettering only. It measures 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches, and comes with its ORIGINAL MAILING ENVELOPE, addressed to a New York commission agent in 19th century hand. Almost no envelopes for these cards have survived the ages. Rare thus, in fine condition.