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Reception room, RMS Olympic BL24990_019

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Filename: bl24990_019.jpg

Size: 4972 x 4139 (12.2MB)

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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Reception room, RMS Olympic BL24990_019

The reception room, 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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This print takes us back in time to the grandeur and opulence of the reception room aboard the RMS Olympic, a sister ship to both the ill-fated Titanic and Britannic. Stepping into this magnificent space, one can almost feel the echoes of laughter and lively conversations that once filled these walls. Commissioned by the White Star Line, also known as the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, this Bedford Lemere and Company photograph offers a glimpse into an era when ocean liners were considered floating palaces. The attention to detail is evident in every aspect of this room - from its ornate chandeliers casting a warm glow on polished wood paneling to plush velvet drapes framing large windows overlooking Southampton docks. The sheer elegance displayed here speaks volumes about the luxurious experience passengers could expect while sailing on board such prestigious vessels. It's easy to imagine distinguished guests mingling amidst lavish furnishings, sipping champagne or enjoying afternoon tea as they embarked on their transatlantic journeys. As we admire this remarkable image captured nearly a century ago, it serves as a poignant reminder of how maritime travel has evolved over time. This piece from Historic England Archive allows us to appreciate not only the craftsmanship involved in creating such breathtaking interiors but also provides insight into an era where traveling by ship was synonymous with sophistication and adventure.

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