So here we are, sailing across the Skagerrak in 1925 on the SS City Of Nagpur and here is our look-out. I can’t attest as to how good a watchman he was, but he made an excellent subject for a photograph. The look on his face is up there with the Mona Lisa in the enigma stakes.
We are a third of the way through the 1925 photo album of a voyage around the Northern Capitals and by now I feel as if I am getting to know some of the passengers quite well. I give them names – that’s Flora on the right and Matilda on the left. The ship’s officer (Reginald) appears to have had […]
Page 12 and at last we have a clue. The photographs on page 11 and 12 are the same except for the exchange of the ship’s officer with the bow tie for the young girl in a chequered dress. The album is unlikely to belong to the ship’s officer, but could our mysterious photographer be the young girl in the […]
The officers of the SS City Of Nagpur seem to have little to do other than pose for photographs. It’s 1925 and the ship is crossing the Skagerrak, one of the busiest shipping channels in the world.
It is July 1925 and we are on board the SS City of Nagpur en route from Copenhagen to Oslo. It is a day at sea and our intrepid photographer is out on deck capturing the lives of his or her fellow passengers.
Anyone who has ever been on a cruise ship knows the feeling of relaxation that comes over you when you eventually stop hopping between ports and destinations and have a day at sea. It must have been the same in 1925 and our cruise around the northern capitals. At last there is time to soak up the sun and pose […]
Page 8 of the album and it is time to leave Copenhagen. These days when a cruise ship leaves port, any visitors, friends, or onlookers are kept far away from the boat behind layers of security fences. In 1925 things were easier and more relaxed.
We are on to page 7 of the 1925 photo album of a tour of the “Northern Capitals” and we are in the heart of one of those capitals – Copenhagen. The view of a city street looks like any other street in a major European city in 1925 – cars are beginning to take over the streets. The main […]
So typical of the English – they sail all the way to exotic European capitals and the first thing they do is to look for a typical English parish church. Our 1925 visitors to the northern capitals found St Albans Church in Copenhagen – they might as well have stayed in St Albans, Hertfordshire.