Souvenir Photos


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Christine Geyer

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Does anyone know if it was common at any time to take Souvenir Photos on board the WSL vessels (especially of course the big three)? I mean not private ones but like from a board photographer.

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Christine
 

Lee Gilliland

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Are you speaking of the ones now taken whilst on a trip and then bought from the photographers? Like the ones taken in nightclubs in the 1930's and 40's?
 

Inger Sheil

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A-hoi hoi to our halycon belle, Christine!

I don't know if I ever showed you that lovely photo of my mother on the final voyage of the Queen Mary, taken by the on-board photographer at dinner? Think I gave a copy to Eric Sauder, who was able to show me precisely where it was taken on board when he gave me the best possible guided tour of the ship a few years ago.

Although not officially designated as such, some enterprising individuals could make a bit of money photographing and selling prints on board - Bisset refers to passing close to an iceberg on one of his Atlantic liners, and mentions that the ship's barber photographed it and did a thriving trade selling the prints later that day. Photos of people might be another matter.

Will try and get that email response I owe you sent later today.
 

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