Artist / Author / Cartographer:

Unknown Photographer

Title:

HMS Delhi Album c1926 - 1928

Date:

c1927

Medium:

gelatin silver prints

Size:

24.3 x 32.5 cm

Description:

A snapshot album containing a record of the voyage of HMS Delhi 1926 - 1928. Containing 85 gelatin silver prints.

Excellent series of photos associated with a tour to the Far East by HMS Delhi in 1928.

 

Starting in Columbo, the ship moved to on to Singapore (where there is record of the cricket club); Hong Kong (where there are panoramas of Hong Kong and Kowloon as well as a marvellous view of the naval celebration of George V's birthday in 1927, in addition to views of Aberdeen, and Chinese daily life; Swatow; Amoy; fascinating images of actions against pirates in Bias Bay (Daya Bay) a famous haunt of pirates; Shanghai; Nanking and the Yangtse (with different types of junks); an attack by pirates on the SS Irene (including images of a bear on board!); and a marvelous picture of the ship's band.

 

The photos are enhanced by small hand-drawn vignettes.

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Item Code:

P5788

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