'Our Merchant Navy', 1874. Artist: Joseph Swain

'Our Merchant Navy', 1874. Artist: Joseph Swain

1-150-734 - The Cartoon Collector/Heritage-Images

'Our Merchant Navy', 1874. Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh refers to Britain's need for fit and ready sailors. Mr Samuel Plimsoll was pursuing his fight against the often deliberate overloading and subsequent loss of ships and crews. This cartoon relates to a visit by the Duke of Edinburgh in September 1874 to Liverpool where he had opened a new Seamen's Orphanage. In his speech, he referred to the need for new recruitment of sailors. From Punch, or the London Charivari, October 10, 1874.

Image Details

People Information

  1. Joseph Swain, attributed to: British: Engraver
  1. John Tenniel: British: Artist, illustrator, painter
  1. Prince Alfred: British: Prince
  2. Samuel Plimsoll: British: Sailor

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Satire

Category Hierarchy

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Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3667x5124
File Size : 55,048kb


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