I can't tell for sure which ship it is because currently I have no access to my photo archive in order to confront the images. However, there are many people in this forum who know the Olympic class interiors in every detail. I am sure someone will give an opinion.
I'd have to say that there's something very wrong with that picture. Take a look to the left and you'll see a gallary portrayed above the saloon. As far as I know, none of the Olympic class liners had such a feature. (I'm open to being educated otherwise however.)
Well, apart from the obvious coloring of this B&W picture, the gallery Michael is referring to looks really fake and added to the picture. The perspective just doesn't seem right. Or maybe that's just the overall bad quality of this scan which makes it look fake.
THE SCAN IS BAD IT IS VERY DIFFERENT THEN THE PHOTO I HAVE..I KNOW THE OLYMPIC AND TITANIC DID NOT HAVE A GALLERY IN THEIR DINING ROOMS...BUT THOUGHT BRITTANIC MIGHT...MAYBE TO IMPROVE VENTILATION. I KNOW WHITE STAR DECORATED THEIR SHIPS SIMIALARY TO GIVE A SENSE OF FAMILIARITY ON ALL THERE SHIPS...ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY IDEAS?
i agree with Nicolas; the gallery appears fake and perhaps added to the photo. If one looks at the level below it, the detail to the ceiling and walls are reasonable clear whereas on the upper level the only present features appear to be some form of decoration (trees perhaps?) There seems to be no tables and chairs (matching the ones in the foreground at least) and the colour scheme of the whole floor seems to different to the rest of the saloon. And finally the image reminds me of one i've previously seen associated with the Titanic. Does anyone else recognize it?
The photo looks like a somewhat redressed version of something Titanic photo that was colourized with a computer. I think a copy was posted here on ET last month in fact in the tech folder. I just don't remember the thread.
Since the picture which is being discussed here (a) is not, in fact, what the topic title suggests it might be and (b) is discussed for what it really is in the topic cited by Jason, this topic is now closed.