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Seaman Collection

Background imageSeaman Collection: The U. S. Brig-of-War Somers

The U. S. Brig-of-War Somers
The U.S. Brig-of-War Somers

Background imageSeaman Collection: Advertising card for Singer Sewing Machines

Advertising card for Singer Sewing Machines - showing a good patriotic wife using her sewing machine to produce a white ensign for a Royal Naval Seaman husband. Date: circa 1916

Background imageSeaman Collection: German Seaman chatting up a Chinese girl

German Seaman chatting up a Chinese girl
German Seaman (with his battleship visible in the rear of the shot) chatting up a Chinese girl

Background imageSeaman Collection: Sir Martin Frobisher (1535-1594). Engraving. Colored

Sir Martin Frobisher (1535-1594). Engraving. Colored
Sir Martin Frobisher (1535-1594). English seaman. Engraving. 19th century. Colored

Background imageSeaman Collection: Whitby, Yorkshire - A portrait study of a Fisherman

Whitby, Yorkshire - A portrait study of a Fisherman
Brother Brushes - Portrait drawing by Phil May of Sir Frank William Brangwyn (18671956) - an Anglo-Welsh artist, painter, watercolourist, engraver and illustrator, and progressive designer. Date: 1898

Background imageSeaman Collection: Joseph Johnson - crippled sailor begging

Joseph Johnson - crippled sailor begging
Joseph Johnson or Black Joe, wounded veteran merchant seaman, wearing his Nelson ship hat. He earned his living as a Regular Chaunter singing songs such as Storm and The British Seamans Praise 1815

Background imageSeaman Collection: WW2 Q-Ship And Royal Navy Radio

WW2 Q-Ship And Royal Navy Radio
A pair of WW2 illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image shows a lady wearing a pink dress, standing on the deck of a Q-ship

Background imageSeaman Collection: WW2, Toy Gun And Sailor Sleeping In Hammock

WW2, Toy Gun And Sailor Sleeping In Hammock
A pair of WW2 illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image shows a boy playing with his toy gun, while the right image portrays a Jack Tar, a British seaman

Background imageSeaman Collection: WW2 Able Seaman And Bosun Piping

WW2 Able Seaman And Bosun Piping
A pair of WW2 illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image shows an able seaman saluting on deck, while the right image portrays a boatswain blowing his pipe or whistle

Background imageSeaman Collection: Earlier Titanic, Certificate of Discharge, William Edwards

Earlier Titanic, Certificate of Discharge, William Edwards
Earlier ship named Titanic - a rare Certificate of Discharge issued to Seaman William Edwards, following his discharge from the ship as an able bodied seaman on 4 January 1890

Background imageSeaman Collection: Certificate of Discharge, Liverpool, Thomas Riley

Certificate of Discharge, Liverpool, Thomas Riley
White Star Line - Certificate of Discharge for seaman Thomas Riley, on board the Germanic, signed by E J Smith, future Captain of the Titanic, dated Liverpool, 6 June 1895. Date: 1895

Background imageSeaman Collection: RMS Titanic - letter, Mabel Francatelli, passenger

RMS Titanic - letter, Mabel Francatelli, passenger
RMS Titanic - First Class passenger Mabel Francatelli. A fascinating letter from Mattison, Davey & Rader of New York to Miss Francatelli dated 17 April 1956

Background imageSeaman Collection: Advertisment for Debrett's Peerage. With a photograph of the book

Advertisment for Debrett's Peerage. With a photograph of the book, and photomontage with illustrations, of titled men of note. Designed by Zec

Background imageSeaman Collection: Cartoon, Off Greenwich (Gladstone and Bright)

Cartoon, Off Greenwich (Gladstone and Bright)
Cartoon, Off Greenwich -- in a naval analogy, and with the Royal Naval College building in the background, William Gladstone welcomes John Bright back into the government after a time away due to

Background imageSeaman Collection: HMS Pinafore, Ralph Rackstraw in the rigging

HMS Pinafore, Ralph Rackstraw in the rigging
HMS Pinafore (Gilbert & Sullivan operetta), Able Seaman Ralph Rackstraw in the rigging. Date: 1908

Background imageSeaman Collection: Patriotic wartime music

Patriotic wartime music
Music cover depicting a patriotic soldier, seaman and Red Cross nurse. Date: circa 1915

Background imageSeaman Collection: Seaman and Marine Orphan Schools, Portsmouth

Seaman and Marine Orphan Schools, Portsmouth, Hampshire. 1876

Background imageSeaman Collection: Seaman

Seaman
Sailor in sou wester at helm of a boat. Date: 1940

Background imageSeaman Collection: Owen Seaman

Owen Seaman (1861 - 1936), British writer, journalist and poet. He is best known as editor of Punch, from 1906 to 1932. Also author of A Harvest of Chaff, and The Battle of Bays. Date: 1905

Background imageSeaman Collection: WW1 era - German patriotic card - Naval seaman and his girl

WW1 era - German patriotic card - Naval seaman and his girl Date: circa 1916

Background imageSeaman Collection: GRANDFATHER SEAMAN 1874

GRANDFATHER SEAMAN 1874
The North-West Passage -- an old seadog and his granddaughter, with the sea visible through the window on the left. Date: 1874

Background imageSeaman Collection: Polperro lobster fisherman

Polperro lobster fisherman
Lobster fisherman pulls on his jacket and prepares to go ashore after returning in his boat Fair Chance, to his mooring in Polperro Harbour, Cornwall, England

Background imageSeaman Collection: One of two Royal Air Force Westland Whirlwind HARMk10s, ?

One of two Royal Air Force Westland Whirlwind HARMk10s, ?
One of two Royal Air Force Westland Whirlwind HARMk10s, XD186, from ?B? Flight of No.202 Squadron, RAF Lecconfield, which rescued a seaman from the French trawler Batiss

Background imageSeaman Collection: One of two Royal Air Force Westland Whirlwinds from ?B??

One of two Royal Air Force Westland Whirlwinds from ?B??
One of two Royal Air Force Westland Whirlwinds from ?B? Flight of No.202 Squadron, RAF Lecconfield, which rescued a seaman from the French trawler Batiss

Background imageSeaman Collection: The Coxswain of the Lifeboat

The Coxswain of the Lifeboat Date: 1909

Background imageSeaman Collection: The boy who shouldn t grow up

The boy who shouldn t grow up
" The boy who shouldn t grow up". John Bull: " Theres your new navy suit. Now you must promise me you won t grow out of it." Germany: " Well

Background imageSeaman Collection: Fisherman in oilskins

Fisherman in oilskins 1911

Background imageSeaman Collection: La France Maritime - Merchant Seaman

La France Maritime - Merchant Seaman. 19th century

Background imageSeaman Collection: Joan LLimona i Bruguera (1860-1926). Spanish painter. Engrav

Joan LLimona i Bruguera (1860-1926). Spanish painter. Engraving by Sadurni, copy of Rudiments. La Ilustracion, 1885. Colored

Background imageSeaman Collection: Royal Marines at Deal, Kent - The Commandants Galley

Royal Marines at Deal, Kent - The Commandants Galley Date: circa 1906

Background imageSeaman Collection: Mrs Ann Perriam

Mrs Ann Perriam
Ann Periam of Exmouth, aged 93. Her husband, Edward Hopping, was a seaman on board HMS Crescent and she witnessed many minor engagements whilst with him on the ship

Background imageSeaman Collection: La France Maritime - Sailor

La France Maritime - Sailor (in working uniform). 19th century

Background imageSeaman Collection: La France Maritime - Ordinary Seaman

La France Maritime - Ordinary Seaman. 19th century

Background imageSeaman Collection: Large house in Saugerties, Ulster County, NY State, USA

Large house in Saugerties, Ulster County, NY State, USA
Large house in Saugerties, Hudson Valley, Ulster County, New York State, USA. It belonged to George W Seaman, co-founder of the Saugerties and New York Steamboat Company. Date: circa 1909

Background imageSeaman Collection: Captain James Cook - British explorer, captain and navigator

Captain James Cook - British explorer, captain and navigator
Captain James Cook - British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy (1728-1779). Date: 1776

Background imageSeaman Collection: Mahdist War - Sudan Campaign - Trinkitat - Signalling

Mahdist War - Sudan Campaign - Trinkitat - Signalling - Signaller with flags, seaman with telescope, crows nest on ship. Part of Box 244 Boswell Collection - Sudan War. Date: 1881 - 1889

Background imageSeaman Collection: Seaman aboard ship

Seaman aboard ship
A Victorian Royal Naval seaman poses on the deck of a ship. A group of sailors are rowing a lifeboat nearby. Date: 1899

Background imageSeaman Collection: Spain. Cantonal Revolution. Cartagena

Spain. Cantonal Revolution. Cartagena
Cantonal Revolution. Rise of the federals in Cartagena. The soldiers of the regiment Iberia and the sailors of the warships fraternize with the insurgents. July 24, 1873. Spain

Background imageSeaman Collection: The A. B. who asked for a light! By H. M. Bateman

The A. B. who asked for a light! By H. M. Bateman
" Shocking! The A.B. who asked for a light!" Two high-ranking naval officers are aghast when an able seaman asks if he can borrow a light. Date: 1917

Background imageSeaman Collection: WW1 - British submarine rescues German sailor

WW1 - British submarine rescues German sailor
WW1 - A British marine seen saving the life of a German sailor belonging to a war-ship sunk in the North Sea. The marine is hauling the man on board using a life-line which has been flung to him

Background imageSeaman Collection: A heroine of the war, Lassie of HMS Formidable, WW1

A heroine of the war, Lassie of HMS Formidable, WW1
Lassie, the dog who helped to save the life of a seaman of H.M.S. Formidable by licking his face and warming his body until he moved, and by calling attention to him

Background imageSeaman Collection: The provisioning of a lighthouse in Brittany. Image

The provisioning of a lighthouse in Brittany. Image published in L Illustration on December 9th, 1899. Engraving

Background imageSeaman Collection: Plimsoll line stops coffin ships, 1873

Plimsoll line stops coffin ships, 1873
Comment in Punch magazine on the lifesaving introduction of the Plimsoll line. Overcrowded coffin ships are portrayed literally in the background as floating coffins with masts and rigging. Date: 1873

Background imageSeaman Collection: Funeral of Jack Cornwell, V. C in East Ham

Funeral of Jack Cornwell, V. C in East Ham
The funeral cortege of Jack Cornwell V.C. leaving East Ham Town Hall and progressing down the High Street towards Manor Park Cemetery where he was buried

Background imageSeaman Collection: Embroidered crown, flags of the Allied nations

Embroidered crown, flags of the Allied nations
Victory for the Allies. An embroidered crown, flags of the Allied nations and a photographic portrait of a Royal Naval Seaman

Background imageSeaman Collection: Pontoons looking left towards Antwerp

Pontoons looking left towards Antwerp
Siege of Antwerp 1914. Pontoons looking left towards Antwerp. Made and painted by the men of the 1st Royal Naval Division who were interned at Groningen, Holland. Signed Seaman S

Background imageSeaman Collection: Pontoons looking right towards Antwerp

Pontoons looking right towards Antwerp
Siege of Antwerp 1914. Pontoons looking right towards Antwerp. Made and painted by the men of the 1st Royal Naval Division who were interned at Groningen, Holland. Signed Seaman S



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