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QE2 at Southampton EAW191249




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QE2 at Southampton EAW191249

The QE2 liner docked at Southampton. February 1969. Aerofilms Collection

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Media ID 11668554

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10"x10" Photo Print

Discover the rich maritime history of Southampton with our stunning photographic print from the Media Storehouse collection. This captivating image, titled "QE2 at Southampton EAW191249," captures the iconic QE2 liner as it gracefully docked at Southampton in February 1969. Taken by the esteemed photographer Cross from Historic England's Aerofilms Collection, this photograph offers a unique glimpse into the past, transporting you back in time to an era of elegant ocean liners and bustling harbors. Perfect for enhancing your home or office decor, this archival-quality print is a must-have for history buffs, maritime enthusiasts, and anyone who appreciates the beauty and history of the world's waterways. Bring a piece of the past into your present with this exquisite Media Storehouse photographic print.

Photo prints are produced on Kodak professional photo paper resulting in timeless and breath-taking prints which are also ideal for framing. The colors produced are rich and vivid, with accurate blacks and pristine whites, resulting in prints that are truly timeless and magnificent. Whether you're looking to display your prints in your home, office, or gallery, our range of photographic prints are sure to impress. Dimensions refers to the size of the paper in inches.

Our Photo Prints are in a large range of sizes and are printed on Archival Quality Paper for excellent colour reproduction and longevity. They are ideal for framing (our Framed Prints use these) at a reasonable cost. Alternatives include cheaper Poster Prints and higher quality Fine Art Paper, the choice of which is largely dependant on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 25.4cm x 25.4cm (10" x 10")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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> Flight > England's Maritime Heritage

> Towns and Cities > Southampton

> Transport > Ships and boats


EDITORS COMMENTS
In this aerial photograph from the Historic England archives, the iconic QE2 ocean liner gracefully rests at Southampton's waterfront in February 1969. The image, taken by Cross for Aerofilms, offers a unique perspective of the historic vessel, showcasing its impressive size and stature against the backdrop of the English Channel. The QE2, or Queen Elizabeth 2, was a British flagged ocean liner that reigned supreme in the golden age of transatlantic travel. Launched in 1967, she was the last ocean liner built for the British Merchant Navy and served as a floating symbol of British maritime heritage and excellence. In this photograph, the QE2's sleek, elegant silhouette is framed by the calm waters of Southampton's harbor. The intricate details of her design are visible, from the distinctive funnels and smokestacks to the sprawling decks and lifeboats. The surrounding boats and ships add a sense of scale, highlighting the QE2's immense size and presence. The image also captures the bustling activity of the port, with various vessels and cranes in the foreground, demonstrating the constant movement and energy that characterized the maritime industry during this era. The overcast sky adds a moody, atmospheric touch, further emphasizing the historic significance of the scene. This photograph is a testament to the rich maritime history of Southampton and the enduring allure of ocean liners like the QE2. It offers a glimpse into the past, transporting viewers back to a time when travel by sea was an adventure and a symbol of luxury and sophistication.

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