Titanic and Olympic - Harland & Wolff, Belfast
Fascinating photograph taken on 6th March 1912, showing The RMS Titanic (left) and The RMS Olympic (right), the brand new ships of the White Star Line at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland. The caption on the reverse of the print reads as follows:
"Olympic on right alongside floating crane and wharf after having floated out of dry dock - Titanic on left having floated into dry dock - All being done on one tide on 6th March 1912"
Titanic closely resembled her older sister Olympic. Although she enclosed more space and therefore had a larger gross register tonnage, the hull was the same length as Olympic's. One of the most noticeable differences from Olympic was that half of Titanic's forward promenade A-Deck (below the boat deck) was enclosed against outside weather.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/The Herdman Archives Collection
A member of the Wardens Service fitting a gas mask
Shorlty after the Munich Agreement, a member of the Wardens Service (and his assistant - far right) - not yet issued with their uniforms - fit gas masks in the living room of a family in Sunderland. A typical interior scene of the period, on which the reproduction of Orchardson's picture Toasting the Bride in the oval frame casts an ironic comment. Date: circa November 1938
© The John Hinde Archive / Stephen Bourne / Mary Evans
Advertisement for CPV - People in Mini
Advertisement for CPV (Colman Prentis & Varley) - group of People (an extended family of a variety of ages) trying to squeeze into an Austin (Mini) (1/4). Date: 1960
© The Colin Sherborne Collection/Mary Evans Picture Library
1960, 1960s, 60, Ad, Advert, Advertisement, Advertising, Ages, Austin, Colin, Colman, Cpv, Family, Fit, Fits, Fitting, Fun, Funny, Group, Mini, People, Prentis, Sherborne, Shoot, Sixties, Squeeze, Squeezes, Squeezing, Varley