The Blue Funnel Line

The Blue Funnel Line poster designed by Brown, Samuel John Milton (1873-1965)

 

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Designer: Brown, Samuel John Milton (1873-1965)
Decade: 1920
Dimensions:91 x 61 cm
Grade: A -
Printed in: United Kingdom
Publisher:Alfred Holt Co. Liverpool
Category: Ocean Liner
Description:

The Blue Funnel Line - Largest First Class Passenger Steamers to South Africa & Australia. Alfred Holt and Company, marketed as the Blue Funnel Line, was founded by Alfred Holt on 16 January 1866. 'The China Company', as Blue Funnel was known on Merseyside, built up an unrivalled reputation due to the quality of its ships, management, crews and shore staff.

The artist Samuel John Milton Brown was born in Liverpool. He was apprenticed to a firm of lithographic artists at the age of fourteen. Much of his early life was spent on Liverpool docks, studying ship’s rigging, This gave him a great depth of knowledge on the intricacies of the subject. He took formal art lessons at the Liverpool School of Art.

This is a very cool and rare poster that possibly is a rendering of the SS Ulysses. Ready to go on the wall.