The printed image moved ideas and beliefs faster than a clipper. From sailing cards to shellback certiﬁcates, mass-produced images shaped the maritime world. This visually rich exhibit explores the role of these prints in commerce, conﬂict, and leisure. Particular attention is given to how they advertised maritime goods and services, promoted ideas or (mis)information, and transported viewers to distant ports. The exhibit will also consider the role of inﬂuential artists and printers, such as Carroll Thayer Berry and Currier and Ives, in crafting the visual identity of maritime Maine.
Generously sponsored by:
Paul and Kathy Anderson