Anonymous / R.M.S.P. Arcadian. Vintage Photo Album of “Cruise No. 2 to ‘The Norw…
Anonymous / R.M.S.P. Arcadian. Vintage Photo Album of "Cruise No. 2 to 'The Norw
Anonymous / R.M.S.P. Arcadian. Vintage Photo Album of “Cruise No. 2 to ‘The Norwegian Fjords’ in June 1913 on the R.M.S.P. Arcadian”. Fantastic photo log book of one of the last trips for this beautiful passenger liner before she served with the Royal Navy and was sunk by a U-boat, the German submarine SM UC-74, in 1917. This luxury photoalbum was created by Davey & Hackney, Alexandra Palace, London. On 24 pages (stiff cardboard) with 44 vintage high-quality photographs, the cruise was documented by not only focusing on the natural beauty of Norway but also by documenting the captain (Captain Custance) and crew of the Arcadian, one large photograph shows the captain and all his officers. Some striking images of the ship itself are showing this liner in all its glory. The ship was built in 1899 by Vickers, Sons & Maxim Ltd. for the Pacific Steam Navigation Company as SS Ortona. This unusually luxury Album also documents in an appendix with a small map of Norway the Itinerary of the cruise. All mileage covered and dates the cruise would reach the scheduled destinations in Norway are mentioned (Grimsby, Wed. 18 June / Leith, 235 miles, Thursday 19 June / Aalesund 493 Miles Sat. 21 June / and so on and so on). The cruise would stop at Molde (Moldefjord), Aandalsnaes (Romsdalfjord) / Oie (Jorundfjord) / Hellesylt (Sunelvsfjord) / Merok (Geirangerfjord) / Olden (Invikfjord) / Loen (Nordfjord) / Mundal (Fjaerlandsfjord) / Balholmen (Sognefjord) / Gudvangen (Naerofjord) / Sundal (Maurangerfjord) / Norheimsund (Hardangerfjord) / Bergen / back to Grimsby on July 2nd, 1913 with a total of 2127 miles covered in 14 days. The photographs of the “Arcadian” are differing in size from a beautiful full ship image in 17.5 cm x 28.7 cm to detailed photographs of the deck in 11.5 cm x 16.4 cm; a nice photo of the “Arcadian’s” Launch (with small steem funnel), interior of the ship (Dining Salon), a photograph of a visiting steam Tender (″The Grimsby Tender”), Deck tennis – scenes, Playing Bull Board, Letting go the Anchor with two crew members. The quality of the photography in this Album is excellent. London / Norway, Davey & Hackney Photo, 1913. Folio (25.5 cm x 32 cm). 26 cardboard sheets with foldable appendix. Hardcover / Green soft morocco with gilt letering on cover and ornament around the pastedowns of the inner boards. Some rubbing to the binding but overall in excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Includes for example the following titled photographs: Moldefjord, Pulpit Rock, Merck, Merok, Seven Sisters Waterfall, Hellesylt, Loen Lake, Balhomen, Norwegian Corn Field, Mundal, Fancy Dress Ball, June 26th 1913, Naerofjord, Norwegian Girl, Folgefond Glacier, Norwegian Pony, Sundal, Fysse, Bergen, Norwegian Boats etc.
Our price: EUR 1.680,--