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This poster celebrates the launching of the White Star Line's R.M.S Titanic on 31st May 1911.
· Date: Sat, 26 May 12 · Views: 383
· Filesize: 66.3kb · Dimensions: 720 x 900 ·
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Keywords: Titanic,White Star Line,Liner
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Sun Viking
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Sat, 26 May 12 12:26

This can't be 'vintage' as her Promenade deck is plated over... Still a neat piece of work!
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nauticalstyle
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Sun, 27 May 12 05:39

Sun Viking,

Can you link to an actual photo or another illustration that demonstrates your point?

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Sun Viking
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Sun, 27 May 12 06:20

Tony -
Just go into SNs TITANIC archive and look at any launch photos of her being launched. The idea of closing in her Promenade deck didn't occur to Bruce Ismay until he sailed on Olympic's maiden voyage. The actual plating over of this deck's forward end didn't occur until March, 1912.
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Sun, 27 May 12 06:57

Everything about the overall style of this poster (to me at least) shouts 'wrong'. Yes, it's somewhat in the style of the Edwardian period but it is a rather weak interpretation.
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Sun, 27 May 12 10:58

Looks like number 4 funnel is smoking as well... as Clive says it all looks just "wrong"

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nauticalstyle
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Sun, 27 May 12 11:59

Quote:
Just go into SNs TITANIC archive and look at any launch photos of her being launched.
Mike,

I couldn't find the SN archive you referred to, or any images from the launch date in the SN Gallery (I did a search for titanic photos in the SN Gallery and they are all from 1912, were she is shown with the enclosed promenade deck).

I think this photo from the launch date shows the original promenade deck before it was changed.

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Sun Viking
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Sun, 27 May 12 16:52

Tony -
As the above two postings say (quite correctly) "its just wrong" - This is obviously a very contemporary piece recently done to possibly reflect the 'style' of the era. The statement about her being launched at Belfast, etc. was what was causing this confusion... Incidently - there are many photos of both the Olympic and Titanic together at Belfast during late 1911 and early 1912. Some show Titanic with her open promenade deck and also being enclosed (March, 1912).
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Mon, 28 May 12 07:58

Mike, you're absolutely correct, and there are a lot of modern "fake" posters supposed to represent the times. Why would a poster celebrate the "launch" of a ship, and then show an image of her as she appeared literally only four weeks before her maiden voyage? And it's a well-documented fact that A-deck forward was enclosed as a last-minute tweak, in March, at Belfast. Numerous photos show this to us.
Nothing wrong with artistic license in these things, just don't expect any ship historians to buy into it!

Here is a famous view of OLYMPIC and TITANIC at Belfast, in March 1912. Work is just beginning on A-deck to enclose the forward section, but as is apparent, the rest of the ship is finished.

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/galler...itanic/cat/520

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Mon, 28 May 12 08:20

Rich -
Thanks very much for your imput on this matter and that wonderful SN photo link showing the two sisters at Belfast. We are flooded with so many repro and fantasy posters of Titanic that its become a bit of a laugh. One wonders - whats next?
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Mon, 28 May 12 11:06

I do not know the origins of the poster but the fact that it was originally ISO A2 size made me suspicious.

Rich is spot on about the last minute addition of what were (apparently) called the 'Ísmay' screens to the forward promenade deck. However I found this other (supposedly) genuine poster advertising the Maiden Voyage which shows the promenade as it was prior to being enclosed.

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Mon, 28 May 12 13:54

Tony, thanks for sharing another bogus (for the times) poster. The dead giveaway here, of course, is the phrase "Ship of Dreams", which was never heard in connection with TITANIC until Jim Cameron's film in 1997!

That drawing shows too many lifeboats (banks of 5 instead of 4.) Also, there would not have been splashy advertising for the Maiden Voyage without the dates.


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Mon, 28 May 12 19:46

Rich & Tony -
Recently saw this fake at a local flea market and the dealer selling it swore on a bible it was an original and in his granny's attic for decades...! Well - what does one do in a situation like this..? SMILE AND WALK AWAY..! (The kicker was the bargain price he was asking - just $1,500.00...)
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