The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

Launching of world's largest clipper

Numerous spectators watch as the largest clipper ship, the Great Republic, is launched in Boston Harbor in October 1853.


13.6 x 20.5 cm

Tribune Company

black and white

  • English


  • still image
  • text

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  • The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection

  • Chicago Sunday Tribune (November 7, 1937), p. 12

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