36: A CREW PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM FROM H.M.S. POWERFUL, TAKEN
A CREW PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM FROM H.M.S. POWERFUL, TAKEN BETWEEN APPROXIMATELY 1905-1911
comprising approximately 150 largely 4 x 5in. black and white views of life and activities aboard and on excursions; the latter part the album composed of family views and souvenir ephemera, the album -- 15 x 11in. (38 x 28cm.)
The identity of the photographer is not certain, but there are two or three suggestive images that could identify him; Powerful is most famously associated with the Siege of Ladysmith, where she served in 1899. The views in this album provide a fascinating close-up look at her just after that action, from rarely-seen angles and vantage points.