Cunard Line; Carmania- Caronia

Edward Wright, 1905


About this object

This Cunard poster advertises travels by their liners Carmania and Caronia. It also depicts a new artistic combination of simple flat shapes and bright colour, together with basic information in bold lettering.
The most important sector of the Cunard’s business was a regular passenger and cargo service between Liverpool and New York. At this time, Carmania and Caronia were the fastest and largest passenger ships in the world.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    Cunard Line - Carmania - Caronia; Cunard Line; Cunard Line; Carmania- Caronia poster; Cunard Line; Carmania- Caronia
  • Artist(s)
    Edward Wright (born:unknown, died:unknown)
  • Date
  • Materials
    Paper; Lithography
  • Measurements
    990 x 620 mm
  • Physical description
    Poster advertising Cunard Line ships Carmania and Caronia for Liverpool to New York and Boston via Queenstown, 1905. Signed Edwd Wright 05.
  • Related people
    Cunard Line (Shipowner); Edward Wright (Artist, artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    Number on Content Team Access database: 3435
  • Credit line
    Purchased From Christies.
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections
Object view = Fine Art
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