1930s Queen Elizabeth Ocean Liner Framed Monochrome Photograph
1930s Queen Elizabeth Ocean Liner Framed Monochrome Photograph: This is an original 1930s Black and White (Silver based) Photograph of the Cunard White Line Queen Elizabeth, taken during construction of the Ocean Liner at Clydebank, Scotland, by The Glasgow Herald newspaper.
If you like researching for historical facts, then the image could well be one of those archived by the ‘University of Glasgow Archive Services’- click on this link
The photograph is framed in glass with a black veneered wood surround and cream masque.
The photo and masque are in good condition.The frame is slightly scuffed.
The frame is hung by two metal brackets; one on each side of the frame.
Maximum Approximate Dimensions (Frame)
Length: 53.3cm (21″)
Width: 43.4cm (17.1″)
Maximum Approximate Dimensions (Visible Area of Photograph)
Length: 37.5cm (14.8″)
Width: 27.5cm (10.8″)
If you are interested in Cunard Line Maritime Memorabilia, we also have for sale:-
- A similar framed 1930s photograph of the Queen Mary, Sister Ship to Queen Elizabeth, sailing from the same Clydebank shipyard. Click on the following link.
- The invitation/ commemorative book for the launch of Queen Mary. Click on the following link.
If you are interested in the purchase of all three items, then please contact us for a quote.
As this item weighs over 2Kg, it would be shipped by a courier other than Royal Mail.
This item is also available to buy on Etsy.
Some Trivia For You
‘While being constructed in the mid-1930s by John Brown and Company at Clydebank, Scotland, she was known as Hull 552 but when launched, on 27 September 1938, she was named in honour of Queen Elizabeth, who was then Queen Consort to King George VI and in 1952 became the Queen Mother. With a design that improved upon that of Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth was a slightly larger ship, the largest passenger liner ever built at that time and for 56 years thereafter.
She also has the distinction of being the largest-ever riveted ship by gross tonnage. She first entered service in February 1940 as a troopship in World War II, and it was not until October 1946 that she served in her intended role as an ocean liner.’
Unfortunately, Queen Elizabeth met an untimely end in 1972 when she was undergoing an extensive refurbishment in Hong Kong Harbour. She caught fire and capsized…
Read more by clicking on this link to Wikipedia