1. "A bit of Old England" - furniture from timbers of Britain’s old battleships - issued by Hughes Bolckow & Co Ltd, Blyth c1930

    A small brochure issued by the shipbreaking concern of Hughes Bolckow, based on the North East English coast at Blyth in Northumberland.

    It advertises furniture made from timbers, such as teak, salvaged from battleships such as HMS Collingwood and HMS Southampton - this would infer a date of late-1920s

    original (7000 x 3582)

  2. Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend Shipyard, c1955 - Bergensfjord

    From a Transport Age article on Tyneside a fine colour shot of the passenger steamship Bergensfjord, built for the Den Norske Amerikalinje A/S by Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson and launched, by H R H Princess Astrid of Norway in July 1955.

    The ship was 577-feet long and was notable, the caption informs, for its all-welded aluminium-alloy superstructure.

    Many fine and famous ships came out of the Swan Hunter Wallsend yard.

    Anyhow, it is a cracking view of a traditional shipyard on one of the world’s busiest shipbuilding rivers, the River Tyne.

    The company, usually known just as Swan Hunter, was responsible for the construction of some of the world’s most famous ships including the Mauritania and Carpathia. Building finally ceased here in 2006.

  4. LUDWIG BEMELMANS (American, 1898-1962)
    Madeline’s Rescue, The Seine, Pont Pont Neuf, Statue of the Vert Galant, original book illustration, circa 1953
    Gouache, tempera, watercolor and ink on paper laid on board

  7. THOMAS CORWIN LINDSAY (American, 1845-1907)
    Barge Crossing
    Oil on canvas

  9. mudwerks:

    Pirates Have Feelings Too! (by wackystuff)

  10. REX BRANDT (American, 1914-2000)
    Balboa Yacht Club Dinghies, 1978
    Watercolor on paper

  11. JAMIE WYETH (American, b. 1946)
    Partridge House, Monhegan Island, Maine, 1969

  14. "Watney’s Pale Ale" beer advert, 1937
    Watney’s - a once famous London Brewery that latterly was sadly best known for its keg version of the old ‘Red Barrel” beer that was also its logo.

  15. ANTON OTTO FISCHER (American, 1882-1962)
    Ship Passing in the Night
    Oil on canvas
    18 x 42-1/4 inches