Ellerman’s City Line ‘To and from India’

Ernest James Hamilton, 1920 about

1988.36.3

About this object

The aspirations and needs of passengers changed over time. More people had time and money to tour, rather than just commute from one place to another. The new approach was quickly picked up by the sailing companies and found its reflection in the advertising subjects and design. Overseas scenes showing ‘exotic’ locations and local people became part of the standard imagery of the shipping poster. Poster depicts SS City of Naples (1908-26) at sea with Taj Mahal style building silhouetted behind.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    Ellerman’s City Line ‘to and from India’
  • Artist(s)
    Ernest James Hamilton (British: English, born:1885-05-06, died:1973-03-27)
    Ernest James Hamilton (British: English, born:1885-05-06, died:1973-03-27)
  • Date
    1920 about
  • Materials
    Paper; Lithography
  • Measurements
    960 x 610 mm
  • Physical description
    Depicts SS City of Naples (1908-26) at sea with Taj Mahal style building silhouetted behind Biography of the artist was sent by his granddaughter Miss Sarah Boose; see collection file.
  • Related people
    Ernest James Hamilton (Artist, artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    Number on Content Team Access database: 3434
  • Credit line
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections
Object view = Fine Art
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