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1st Class saloon, RMS Olympic BL24990_035

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Filename: bl24990_035.jpg

Size: 4978 x 4145 (9.5MB)

Date: 30th November 2018

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Source: Historic England Archive

Owner URL: images.historicenglandservices.org.uk

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1st Class saloon, RMS Olympic BL24990_035

The 1st Class saloon, RMS Olympic, White Star Line, 1920-21. The Olympic was sister ship to the ill-fated Titanic and Britannic. This Bedford Lemere and Company photograph was commissioned by the White Star Line, which was also known as the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, and was probably taken at Southampton docks

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EDITORS COMMENTS
In this evocative black-and-white photograph, the 1st Class Saloon of the RMS Olympic is shown in all its grandeur. Dating back to the early 1920s, this image was captured by the renowned Bedford Lemere and Company, commissioned by the White Star Line, also known as the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company. The Olympic, an iconic ocean liner and sister ship to the ill-fated Titanic and Britannic, is depicted here in its prime at the Southampton docks. The 1st Class Saloon is a testament to the opulence and luxury that defined transatlantic travel during this era. The room is adorned with rich fabrics, ornate woodwork, and elegant furnishings, creating an atmosphere of refinement and comfort. Passengers could enjoy their meals in this grand space, surrounded by the finest in decor and service. The White Star Line prided itself on providing the best possible experience for its first-class passengers, and this saloon was no exception. The company's commitment to excellence is evident in the meticulous attention to detail, from the intricate design of the room to the impeccable service provided by the crew. This photograph offers a glimpse into a bygone era of travel, when crossing the Atlantic was an adventure in luxury and sophistication. The RMS Olympic, with its stunning 1st Class Saloon, represented the pinnacle of maritime innovation and design, and this image serves as a reminder of the enduring allure of the sea and the ships that sailed upon it. Today, this photograph is preserved in the Historic England Archive, a testament to the importance of preserving our maritime heritage for future generations. It invites us to imagine the stories of the passengers who once walked these halls, and to appreciate the craftsmanship and elegance that defined ocean travel in the early 20th century.

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