For many years, Packard was a partner of the Philadelphia-based print and mapmaker known as Packard & Butler. This particular print of U.S. Naval warships was a break from Packard's usual work, as the firm spent much of their time producing Christian-themed illustrations. Exterior and interior views of Roman Catholic churches were a particular favorite. It also produced full colored advertisements. As the firm disbanded in 1893, Packard seems to have produced this print on his own and handed over printing and marketing to C.A. Musselman, also of Philadelphia. Musselman later became a founding partner of the Chilton Company, a leading publisher of "Do-it-Yourself" automobile guides.
The Log of the Second Annual Cruise of the Second Presbyterian Fishing Club of Philadelphia and The Log of the Fourteenth Annual Cruise of the Second Presbyterian Fishing Club of Philadelphia. The Log of the second cruise describes the fictional adventures (many of which include a large consumption of alcohol and loud parties) of the fishing vessel Kelso over a period of two weeks in 1886.