CALLED TO THE RESCUE
(with additional 'In Memoriam' wording)
||recorded without number
the image of this picture was copied from the Stevengraph Collectors Association newsletter
Printed at top of card-mount:-
Woven on silk:-
Of the Eleven Brave Men, of the Life Boat " Elisa Adams, " who nobly sacrificed their lives while endeavouring to
rescue the Crew of the " Ocean Queen, " off Wells, October 29th, 1880.
Printed at bottom of card-mount:-
WOVEN IN SILK BY THOMAS STEVENS, INVENTOR AND MANUFACTURER, COVENTRY AND LONDON. (REGISTERED.)
Called to the Rescue.
HEROISM AT SEA.
cm deep by cm wide
cm high by cm wide
by Austin Sprake:
Sprake does not record this version with over-printing.
by Geoffrey Godden:
Godden records this version with over-printing, but does not allocate it a number.
This special wording may have been added only to examples sold locally at Wells or other near-by seaside towns, and such inscribed specimens could well have been sold at a premium to raise funds for the dependents of the lost men. It is highly probable that they were sold only for a brief period - perhaps for no more than a year after the event - for they are very rarely found today, although the basic subject is amongst those most commonly found.
The image above was copied from the Stevengraph Collectors Association newsletter, in which this silk picture appeared on several occations.