1930s Queen Mary Ocean Liner Framed Monochrome Photograph
1930s Queen Mary Ocean Liner Framed Monochrome Photograph: This is an original 1930s Black and White (Silver based) Photograph of the Cunard White Line Queen Mary, taken as the Ocean Liner leaves Clydebank, Scotland, by The Glasgow Herald newspaper.
The Ship is bedecked in flags and surrounded by small craft and tugs, so this could have been taken on her maiden voyage.
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 and there are chips in the top left and bottom right hand corner, which can only be seen side on. The backing tape is slightly loose (see image).
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 Elizabeth, Sister Ship to Queen Mary, during construction at the same Clydebank shipyard. Click on the following link.
If you are interested in the purchase of both 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.
Some Trivia For You
Queen Mary was launched in 1934 and retired from service in 1967. On 27 September she completed her 1,000th and last crossing of the North Atlantic, having carried 2,112,000 passengers over 3,792,227 miles (6,102,998 km).
She sailed to the port of Long Beach, California, United States, where she remains permanently moored. Much of the machinery, including one of the two engine rooms, three of the four propellers, and all of the boilers, were removed. The ship serves as a tourist attraction featuring restaurants, a museum, and a hotel. The ship is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has accepted the Queen Mary as part of the Historic Hotels of America.
Read more by clicking on this link to Wikipedia