CALLED TO THE RESCUE

(with additional 'In Memoriam' wording)

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
st 63 not recorded recorded without number
 

Life boat with 10 oarsmen and 3 rescuers in a wild storm, going to a sinking boat, with additional wording 'In Memoriam' printed above silk)
the image of this picture was copied from the Stevengraph Collectors Association newsletter

Words:

Printed at top of card-mount:-

In Memoriam
 
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.

 

Woven on silk:-
 

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.
 

Size:
card-mount:
cm deep by cm wide

silk:
cm high by cm wide

Comments:
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.

Godden adds:
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.

Other comments:
The image above was copied from the Stevengraph Collectors Association newsletter, in which this silk picture appeared on several occations.

 



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