Sketch of 'Fido' the toy lion

MMM.1995.4.3

Part of

Lusitania collection

About this object

This sketch was drawn by Ruth Merington, a passenger on board Cunard's RMS Alaunia during a wartime Atlantic crossing in July 1916. She met the Mildon family during the Atlantic voyage, and was lent 7 year old Nancy's toy lion 'Fido' (MMM.1995.4.1) for part of the voyage by Nancy's mother (much to Nancy's consternation). In gratitude Ruth drew this charming sketch and also composed a poem (MMM.1995.4.2) for the Mildon family to keep. Nancy treasured them for many years before fianlly donating the collection to the museum.

Object specifics

  • Title
    Sketch of 'Fido' the toy lion
  • Accession no.
    MMM.1995.4.3
  • Type
    Sketch
  • Artist/Maker
    Ruth Merington
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    1914 - 1916
  • Materials
    Paper; Glass; Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
    180 x 285 mm
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections
Object view = Social History
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