Yale Center for British Art
The "Great Eastern" [graphic] : the largest steamship in the world.
Alternate Title(s):
Lewis's great establishments
[Liverpool] : [s.n.], [1886?]

Physical Description:
1 printed handkerchief : on linen ; 42 x 45 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Lithographed handkerchief, printed in black on linen, featuring an illustration of the Great Eastern steamship at center, surrounded by seven vignettes, with descriptive text and advertisements. The handkerchief was probably printed in 1886 (or shortly after), as one of the panels of text notes: "Brought to Liverpool, May 2nd, 1886. Ship enthusiastically received, quite a quarter of a million people lining the river sides." A second title, at top, reads: "Lewis's great establishments." The vignettes include a portrait of the late David Lewis, along with depictions of Lewis's department stores at Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, and Sheffield. A paragraph of text at bottom offers a detailed listing of the Great Eastern's physical specifications
Subject Terms:
Lewis, David, 1823-1885. | Great Eastern (Steamship) | International Exhibition of Navigation, Travelling, Commerce & Manufacture (1886 : Liverpool, England) | Department stores -- Great Britain. | Steamboats -- Great Britain. | Ship presses. | Liverpool (England) -- History.
Handkerchiefs. | Cloth prints. | Printed textile materials. | Lithographs -- 1886. | Textiles. | Advertisements. | Keepsakes.