The " Adams" sitting room in cabin B37, 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 This photograph captures a glimpse into the elegant world of the "Adams" sitting room aboard the RMS Olympic, sister ship to the infamous Titanic and Britannic. Taken in 1920-21 by Bedford Lemere and Company, commissioned by the White Star Line (also known as Oceanic Steam Navigation Company), this image offers a rare insight into the opulence that once graced these majestic liners. The scene is set in cabin B37, where Adam sits comfortably amidst an atmosphere of refined luxury. The carefully crafted woodwork adorning every surface exudes timeless charm, while plush upholstery invites relaxation after days spent traversing vast oceans. Soft lighting casts a warm glow upon intricate details such as ornate ceiling moldings and delicate draperies. As one gazes at this photograph, it becomes apparent that every element has been meticulously designed to create an ambiance of grandeur befitting those who embarked on these magnificent voyages. It is easy to imagine passengers engaging in lively conversations or finding solace within these walls during their maritime adventures. Preserved within Historic England Archive's collection, this print serves as a reminder of an era when ocean travel was synonymous with elegance and sophistication. A testament to human ingenuity and craftsmanship, it allows us to reflect upon both the triumphs and tragedies associated with these iconic ships. Intriguingly captured at Southampton docks, where countless journeys began for so many travelers throughout history, this photograph stands as a poignant tribute to an age long gone
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