Over several millennia, ships have been displayed in all sorts of media ranging from commercials to diaries and newspapers. When the postcard was invented in 1869, various ships began appearing on them. Postcards with ships became far more than a way to message. They became advertisements, showcases of paintings, and repositories of information. Postcards gave ships a new purpose and unique audiences in the name of advertisement, art, and knowledge, as this essay will show by examining “Ships, Vol. 2”of the David P. Campbell Postcard Collection at The University of Akron.
"“Ships, Vol. 2” Beyond Transport, Combat and Tourism: A Study into Ships on Postcards,"
Student Projects from the Archives: Vol. 2
, Article 4.
Available at: https://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/spa/vol2/iss1/4