1. Antique bisque doll legs painted by hand with old sailor tattoo motives: The nautical star and the swallow.

     
  2. RMS Queen Mary is a retired ocean liner that sailed the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard Line (Cunard-White Star when the vessel entered service).

    Built by John Brown and Company, Clydebank, Scotland, she was designed to be the first of Cunard’s planned two-ship weekly express service from Southampton to Cherbourg to New York, in answer to the mainland European superliners of the late 1920s and early 1930s.

    After their release from World War II troop transport duties, Queen Mary and her running mate RMS Queen Elizabeth commenced this two-ship service and continued it for two decades until Queen Mary’s retirement in 1967.

    The ship is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is permanently berthed in Long Beach, California serving as a museum ship and hotel.

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  3. Tagged #Lusitania
     
  4. 1898 - Sinking of the USS Maine

    Tagged #USS Maine
     
  5. Friends in a Novelty Photo 1930-1940s

     
  6. Fred Spear

    An image from the sinking of the “Lusitania” in 1915. No need to explain the mother and child dead in the cold sea, or even name the ship anywhere on the poster. Every American in 1917 knew what this was.

     
  7. mudwerks:

    adski_kafeteri: random

    Louis Raemaekers

     
  8. Hinomaru on the Sea

    by For W Art

     
  9. Old Salt

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  12. thelittledancer:

    Ulysses and the Sirens c.1891 by John William Waterhouse

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  13. liquidnight:

    Southworth & Hawes

    Captain Jonathan W. Walker’s Branded Hand - Daguerreotype, 1845

    A Florida seamen originally from Cape Cod, Captain Jonathan Walker was sympathetic to the plight of the slaves. In 1844 he made an unsuccessful attempt to aid a group of seven to freedom by sailing them to the West Indies. Walker paid for his part in the venture with a year in solitary confinement, a $600.00 fine, and the branded letters “s.s.” for “slave stealer” on his right palm. The incident would probably have passed unnoticed had not Walker loyally pursued his beliefs as an effective anti-slavery lecturer after his release. Southworth & Hawes closeup recording of the Captain’s palm leaves us wondering what Walker himself might have looked like.

    From The Daguerreotypes of Southworth & Hawes

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    Tagged #slave trade
     
  14. erikamoen:

    Oh wow, I’ve followed Kozyndan’s artwork for a while but don’t think I’d ever seen this one before. Super pretty!

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  15. An antique looking pendant lighting fixture inspired by ship portholes

    Ceiling & Pendant Lighting Fixtures with a Nautical Twist