WHITE STAR ART
Some of the most visually impressive posters published by the White Star Line in the 1920s and 1930s featured RMS Olympic.
Despite the loss of her sister ships Titanic and Britannic, and the company owning the world's largest liner (the three-funnelled Majestic), White Star continued to use the powerful image of a four-funnelled liner to promote their worldwide services.
Above, poster art by Montague B. Black, published in 1926. Poster published by the Liverpool Printing & Stationary Co. Ltd., James Street, Liverpool. Image courtesy of White Star Line Archive.
Above, poster art by William McDowell, published in 1933. Poster published by the Liverpool Printing & Stationary Co. Ltd., James Street, Liverpool. Images courtesy of White Star Line Archive.
Above, a poster produced by London & North Western Railway (LNWR) to promote the company's connections with White Star sea services to destinations throughout the world.
Above, a poignant and very rare poster advertising Titanic's first sailing from New York on 20 April 1912 - a return journey she never made. The scarcity of this poster is due to the fact that after Titanic sank on 15 April 1912, the White Star Line pulled down and destroyed as many of these posters as they could find.
Above, a colourful White Star Line travel poster advertising steamship services between Liverpool and New York.
Above, early 1900s poster promoting transatlantic passage on - a ship descibed as 'the crowning glory of the 19th Century' and regarded as one of the finest examples of Victorian shipbuilding design.
A White Star advertisement highlighting the record-breaking size of the new 'Olympic-class'.