Foto Friday – "Aquitania" from the Bedford Lemere Collection of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK

Bow view of the 'Aquitania' (1914) in drydock

The passenger liner ‘Aquitania’ (1914) in the Gladstone Graving Dock, Liverpool, in preparation for her maiden voyage across the Atlantic. A view from the head of the dock, looking up at the starboard bow of the ship.

Bedford Lemere Collection : National Maritime Museum is an online collection of over 500 photographs of ocean liners taken between 1891 and 1919. Taken by Bedford Lemere & Co., a company of architectural photographers active from the late 1860s to the 1940s, the collection covers the interiors and exteriors of 35 liners. The images were digitised from 12 x 10 inch glass plate negatives which were taken with small apertures and long exposures to allow their subjects to be captured in fine detail.  (Intute: Arts & Humanities)

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Peter A. Mello

Father, son. Lifelong mariner, student of leadership, photographer. Professional creative placemaker.

2 thoughts on “Foto Friday – "Aquitania" from the Bedford Lemere Collection of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK”

  1. Thanks Will. I really love how the “little” people at the bottom and top really create a sense of the scale of this vessel. The knife blade effect is pretty cool too.

  2. thanks, peter, for the fantastic foto. the term “tromp d’oeil” comes to mind when tens of thousands of tons of steel is captured so as to resemble a knife blade. i remember being fascinated by shots like these as a kid even.

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