Canberra: the swimming-pool
Colour illustration depicting the swimming pool of P&O's super-liner 'Canberra'. Designed by architects Casson and Rendle, the pool was of white mosaic and set within tiers of sunbathing terraces. The teak flooring continued into the Abolido Club. The internal design of 'Canberra', who would make voyages to Australia, marked a new era of ocean travel. It was the biggest ship to be built by Harland & Wolff shipyard since White Star's 'Britannic' in 1914.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
H du Nile, Cairo
Large terrace of the H du Nile in Cairo, Egypt. The hotel was established 1836 and housed many famous guests during the 19th century such as French novelist Gustave Flaubert and Egyptologist Flinders Petrie. It was closed down at the beginning of the 20th century. Date: circa 1905
© Mary Evans / Pharcide
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Costume of Saint-Lo The hat is called a bonnet rond
Costume of Saint-Lo. The hat is called a bonnet rond.. Handcolored fashion plate illustration from Louis-Marie Lante's Costumes des femmes du Pays de Caux, 1827/1885. With their tall Alsation lace hats, the women of Caux and Normandy were famous for the elegance and style.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans
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