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
Cover design for Dutch Dolls Polka
Cover design for Dutch Dolls Polka, a song by May Ostlere, published by Enoch & Sons, London. Arrangements are also available for orchestra, instrumental septet, and military and brass bands. A large number of wooden dolls are depicted floating on the sea in a tub, with more tubs on the distant horizon
© Mary Evans Picture Library
A floating bamboo bridge over the Senegal River
Man and donkeys and other porters with sacks on their heads cross a floating bamboo bridge over the Senegal River. View of a a bridge over the Ba-Fing or Black River. After Mungo Park's Travels in the interior districts of Africa, 1799. Handcoloured stipple copperplate engraving from Frederic Shoberl's The World in Miniature: Africa, A description of the manners and customs Moors of the Sahara and of the Negro Nations, R. Ackermann, England, 1821