Drawing of a sailing ship which used both steam and sails. This steamship image is big, bold and dramatic despite being in black and white. It shows the transition from sailing ships which relied solely upon sails and the wind to steam-powered engines. They marked the beginning of the end of the tall-masted galleons and the dawn of easier oceanic travel.
This vintage drawing of a steamship with sails was published in 1879 in the December 30th edition of Harper’s Young People.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.