Sailors decorating HMS Terrible, Hong Kong - GOD SAVE THE KING

Sailors decorating HMS Terrible, Hong Kong - GOD SAVE THE KING

Collection

Carstairs, Jamie

Identifier

JC-s407

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: JC-s407. A ‘living device’ decoration, for the coronation of King Edward VII. About two hundred sailors serving on H.M.S. Terrible formed the words 'God Save The King' on the ship’s side, whilst more men lined the deck. Post card sent from Battersea, London to Miss M. Le Quesne, Jersey, Channel Islands. Message on the back of the post card: ‘We had a lovely passage home. I preserved my equilibrium except for five minutes when I and my breakfast dissolved partnership / A.A. W.’ See https://gwulo.com/atom/21050. See also Bk13-01, Ca02-035 and NA08-011.

Caption in album or on mount

H.M.S. Terrible. Living letters on the Side in Men. / The Wrench Series, No. 2352. Photo. West.

Location

Hong Kong

Estimated Date

1902

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph

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