Poster for the Canadian Pacific shipping line advertising the "Empress" Steamers, and illustrated by the Empress of Ireland, the finest and fastest way to Canada and only four days open sea. Weekly sailings from Liverpool. Intended sailing dates and prices are listed in the lower portion of the poster.
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Allan Line to Canada poster
Poster advertising the Royal Mail Allan Line passenger service to and from Canada. Passage can be booked through Sercombe and Hayes, emigration and passenger agents based in Dorchester. The poster features a fine looking liner steaming its way across the Atlantic.
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The swimming pool on board the Berengaria
A "Bath Club" at Sea: the modern liner's land-like buildings. Roman luxury aboard a giant liner crossing the Atlantic: a swimming bath modelled on that of Pompeii built of tiles and marble, with massive pillars and a glass roof. The swimming pool on board the Cunard ocean liner, Berengaria measuring 64 feet long by 41 feet wide, constructed of tiles and marble with mosaic work and fittings of bronze. Round the sides is a colonnade of massive pillars, supporting a glass roof which rises to the height of three decks above the bottom of the tank. Over the dressing rooms was a wide, upper gallery for spectators. A continuous cascade of fresh water entered the pool from a cascade at one end. The depth was graduated and 9 feet at its deepest. The ILN comments on the air of modern liners being akin to 'a palatial building on land' and likens the pool to a similar one on board the White Star liner Majestic. Date: 1922
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