Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage p1

Sepia-toned old photograph from approximately the early 1900s, showing a group photo of six persons who appear to be about ready to board a steamer. There is an older couple in the center, a younger couple on the right, a young gentleman second from the left who looks to be in uniform (perhaps he is a crew member) and a young gentleman on the far left in knickers. In the photo we also see a couple of umbrellas, some different style ties for the men (one is a small bow tie), two different style hats for the ladies, a broad brimmed hat for the younger woman and a more compact style for the older woman. All in the group are smiling. What is the guy on the left holding? And what is the older woman holding? (An apple?) And it looks like the pavement the people are standing on is of brick or stone.

We can see part of the lettering for the name of the boat. It looks like L-E-R? And we can see two smoke stacks, and notice the portholes. There’s a couple in the background who appear to be about to board the ship, and this is why my guess is that this is a photo taken before the voyage. Maybe the guy on the left was the driver for the two couples, and to his left a member of the crew.

If anyone can provide any details about this photo, do please let me know.

Photo, circa early 1900s. Size:  About 3 and 1/8 x 2 and 1/8″

Price:  $10.00

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