By this date the shipping firm had been in business for more than 25 years. From 1857 until 1970 the Norddeutscher Lloyd shipping company hauled passengers and goods between Germany and the United States.
The power source seems a unique feature of the ship on this postcard. Notice the smokestacks in the middle of the ship, belching black smoke, while the sails billow from the power of the wind. This ship utilizes both the old and new methods of sailing, steam engines and sails.
A careful examination makes this postcard truly interesting to contemplate.