Just wondering if anyone new of any pictures of Olympic's at night ? Don't see why there should not be any - perhaps taken later in life ? I am yet to see one. I have seen one of the Aquitania taken in the 1930's, so why not Olympic
I think that's the sun, and considering that the camera is looking right at it, everything else developed dark. I could be mistaken, it might be the moon, but that's just what I've always thought with this photo.
Yes I have seen the heavily retouched photo of the Titanic at night, looks like someone went over the photo with white tipix filling in all the windows/portholes!! Very 1912 and prob not even a real photo. Thanks for the other picture Parks
Not quite what I'm looking for though. I'm sure there must be a picture out there somewhere
I have a pretty scarce postcard, in that I have never seen another, that shows the Mauretania backlit by full moonlight. It is a printed card with a 1922 (if memory serves and it usually does) message on the back mentioning that the image was taken from a painting on board which I have not seen. I posted the image somewhere in here.
And I have a real photocard of the Mauretania stopped off Scarborough at 10 PM, July 2nd, 1935 which, although altered in the development, was not retouched as the Cherbourg/Queenstown photo above.
I also once had a real photo that claimed to show her at night but was actually a heavily doctored photo, darkened during development and with added lights as in the photo I just referenced. But, it was in reality a photograph taken on September 17th, 1907 with an added "crescent" moon that was lit on the wrong side anyway. If there was any sort of eclipse on that day, please - don't tell me!
I also have some taken at nightfall. I'll have to think if I have any more.
Perhaps not so odd, I have many more candids taken on board at night such as inside the Lounge or along a Promenade, but that is not quite the same.
My dream photo would be a photo of her docked at Pier no. 6 of the Cristobal Piers in Limon Bay, Colon in July of 1933. It would have likely been taken from Terminal Street. Queen Mary 2 visited this same pier over 70 years later in March 2004. It has not changed much at al. I have this 1933 image in daytime though - thanks go to the British Ambassador to Panama Jim Malcolm, for his photograph of the Queen Mary 2 at Pier 6 in Panama which confirmed my guess.
I also have some photographs of her departure that evening during sunset, which gives a nice feel - she is away from the pier led by tugs.
And then I have some images after nightfall of her leaving 108 in July 1935. That is about the extent of it - what I can remember anyway.
Oh yes, I also have color printed postcard of the Lusitania at night in New York. Is this card as sought after as some say?