Vintage Ferry Boat Industrial Engineering Drawing
I had the crappiest day yesterday – a hired tree removal service dropped a tree on. my. house. So last night, I tried to cheer myself up by working on some images for Vintage Fangirl that make me extra happy. I immediately turned to my collection of nautical and boating images. Boating and being on the water is something that I love dearly – it’s one of those Zen things that calm me down no matter what I’m stressed out about. Since it’s still too cold to go out on a real boat, I lived vicariously through my collection yesterday. It helped.
This particular drawing comes from a hard-bound collection of half a years’ worth of Engineering Magazine issues from 1885. The “art” in this magazine from back then is beautiful. The technical drawings are wonderfully detailed and astonishingly visually appealing for being illustrations of so-called mundane things like boats, trains, electrical inventions, and industrial machinery. This image of “Cowles’s Double-Screw Ferry Boat” was first published on December 18, 1885. Over 125 years later, it’s just as gorgeous today as it was back then!
By the way, most of the images in my vintage math and science clip art collection are from the same source!
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