Hands across the sea

RMS Baltic

(USA & Irish flags)

Reference Number:-      
    THIS IS NOT A GENUINE GRANT POSTCARD  
 

This postcard comprises a STEVENS woven silk centre
mounted in a GRANT card
 
STEVENS woven image of USA and Irish flags, mounted in a GRANT postcard mount
This image is of a STEVENS postcard,
and is for comparison purposes only
 
Genuine STEVENS postcard for comparison purposes only

 
 
THIS RECORD IS FOR THE IMAGE ON THE LEFT
 
Silk:-

The woven silk is a genuine STEVENS SILK of
USA and Irish flags
with man's and woman's shaking hands
and tassles below hands only.

Card:-

The card mount however is a genuine GRANT postcard.
 
 

Comments:

From the recorded silk R.M.S. Caronia {gc408 on this site} which has the Grant name printed on the card, we know that embossed silks with an anchor design in each corner, as the image above, were made by Grant.

For comparison purposes, the image on the right above is of the genuine STEVENS RMS Baltic postcard. It can be seen that the actual woven silk is identical.
A quick look at TSS Caledonia {gc419 on this site}, an undisputed Grant postcard, it will be seen that whilst there is a similarity between the two Irish flags, the stars on the USA Stars & Stripes are different (as too is the left edge), and both the man's and woman's hands are very different.

As this is a STEVENS woven silk, the design has been recorded as of his manufacture, and recorded as sh1018 on this site.

I have no explanation as to why a Stevens silk should be mounted in a Grant postcard frame. It seems most improbable, although John High, in his unpublished work, also records two other such abnormalities.


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