THE FORTH BRIDGE
bridge being built
the image of this silk picture was kindly donated by John Hartwig, USA
|Woven on silk:-
Printed at bottom of card mount:-
WOVEN IN PURE SILK BY THOMAS STEVENS, STEVENGRAPH WORKS, COVENTRY
THE FORTH BRIDGE.
cm deep by cm wide
cm high by cm wide
by Austin Sprake:
The bridge is pictured under construction, in black or dark brown and white.
by Geoffrey Godden:
Two distinctly different versions of this landscape view of the famous Scottish bridge are recorded. The bridge was constructed between 1882 and October 1889 at a cost of £3,200,000, and was opened by the Prince of Wales on 4th March 1890.
The first version, probably the picture first listed on label 23+34b (of about 1889), shows the bridge in an uncompleted state [image above]. Most examples are found with type C card-mounts [as the one above]. This subject occurs, rarely, on a large size card-mount measuring about 11 inches (28 cm) by 61/2 inches (16.5 cm). It also occurs, rarely, woven in brown.
A later silk was issued which shows the bridge completed [st240 on this site].
This picture usually has a story back label:
This page was created on 15 October 2001
new image added 11 May 2013. Story back label added 11 January 2018 © Peter Daws
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