THOMAS M. M. HEMY (1852-1937) - PAGE 49
THE LUSITANIA? (1915?)
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The exact title of this work is not known to the webmaster. It is however Thomas Hemy's painting of the 'Lusitania', the Cunard liner which was sunk by a German submarine off the south coast of Ireland on May 7, 1915. About 1200 people perished that day - as the pride of the Cunard line sank just 20 minutes after a single torpedo hit the liner just forward of the bridge.
In the course of my search for Thomas Hemy data & images, I come across other images - not really related to the artist but interesting visually. So immediately below are three composite images. Presented here for your viewing interest.
First in the sequence is an unknown artist's illustration of the Lusitania sinking & a contemporary recruitment poster. Below that is another composite image, principally of the arrival of the 'Lusitania' in New York harbour (I believe in 1910), along with two contemporary postcards. The postcard at top left (only part of the postcard is shown) was issued by J. Koehler of New York in 1910. The other postcard is a Raphael Tuck & Sons 'Oilette' postcard dating from 1907/13. And last but not least, a modern reproduction of a contemporary poster, with the painting of the Lusitania which it contains, the work of famed marine artist Charles Dixon (1872-1934). A few mass-market postcards by that artist are here with images of the s.s. India, the s.s. Macedonia, the t.s.s. Rotterdam, the s.s. Lapland and the s.s. Omram. And a very fine jigsaw puzzle. The jigsaw puzzle is available here - the poster was & is readily available. Both are most attractive images.
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