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Titanic Images - White Star Line Brochure Olympic & Titanic (1911)

A reproduction of a1911 brochure produced by the White Star Line that featured its newest vessels in their passenger fleet - the Olympic and Titanic. Most of the pamphlet was illustrated with artistic drawings with only a few photographs.

The World's Largest & Finest Steamers. White Star Line's New Triple Screw S.S. Olympic and Titanic.

The World's Largest & Finest Steamers. White Star Line's New Triple Screw S.S. Olympic and Titanic. White Star Line Brochure Olympic & Titanic (1911) p. 0. GGA Image ID # 10a83d134a

White Star Line Steamships Olympic and Titanic

White Star Line Steamships Olympic and Titanic. White Star Line Brochure Olympic & Titanic (1911) p. 1. GGA Image ID # 10a8752ec1

White Star Line Steamships Olympic and Titanic

White Star Line Steamships Olympic and Titanic. The Largest and Finest Vessels in the World. 882 1/2 Feet Long, 45,000 Tons Register. 92 1/2 Feet Beam. White Star Line Brochure Olympic & Titanic (1911) p. 2. GGA Image ID # 10a8b7e4e5

Surpassing the Greatest Buildings and Memorials of Earth

Surpassing the Greatest Buildings and Memorials of Earth. The Largest and Finest Steamers in the World White Star Line’s New Leviathans “OLYMPIC” and “TITANIC” - 882 1/2 Feet Long 92 1/2 Feet Broad 45,000 Tons. White Star Line Brochure Olympic & Titanic (1911) p. 4. GGA Image ID # 10a8d0071d

Entrance Hall and Grand Staircase-S. S. Olympic and Titanic

Entrance Hall and Grand Staircase-S. S. Olympic and Titanic. a Striking Introduction to the wonders and beauty of these vessels is the Entrance Hall and Grand Staircase in the forward section where one begins to realize for the first time the magnificence of these surpassing steamers. The Grand Staircase, sixteen feet wide, extends over sixty feet and serves seven decks, five of which are also reached by the Three Electric Passenger Elevators. It is modeled closely after the style so prevalent during the reign of William and Mary, except that instead of the usual heavily-carved balustrade, a light wrought-iron grille has been employed, a fashion found in a few of the most exclusive great houses of that period. The Entrance Hall and Grand Staircase are surmounted by a glass dome of great splendor, a fitting crown as it were to these the largest and finest steamers in all the world. White Star Line Brochure Olympic & Titanic (1911) p. 5. GGA Image ID # 10a8f35b11

The Lounge—S. S. Olympic and Titanic

The Lounge—S. S. Olympic and Titanic. One of the Favorite Places of public assembly is the spacious “Lounge", for here cards and conversation may be indulged in by ladies and gentlemen and after-dinner coffee, liqueurs, cigars, cigarettes, etc., are quickly served from the special pantry adjoining. The “ Lounge” impresses one at first sight as a most noble apartment, with its great windows of leaded-glass, its homelike fireplace and its graceful bookcases bearing the wealth of the minds of many authors. The delicately-shaded carpet and the richly upholstered furniture of this apartment are worthy of special mention, but it will serve merely to note that as the decorative details have been taken from the wonderful Palace of Versailles, much of the subtle beauty of that entrancing establishment has found full expression here. White Star Line Brochure Olympic & Titanic (1911) p. 6. GGA Image ID # 10a938f291

Reception Room-S. S. Olympic and Titanic

Reception Room-S. S. Olympic and Titanic. From the Grand Staircase and the three Electric Elevators the Reception Room is easily reached. This beautiful apartment is richly decorated in the same general style as the Grand Dining Saloon which it immediately adjoins. Its flat white, paneled ceiling, the easy chairs and lounges and the heavy Axminister floorcovering lend an air of quiet elegance. The Reception Room extends the full width of the ship, and being centrally located, it is especially attractive as a rendezvous for afternoon teas and musicales. As one enters the room the chief object of interest is a large panel of fine French tapestry adapted from one of a series entitled “ Chasse de Guise,’9 at the National Garde Meuble. White Star Line Brochure Olympic & Titanic (1911) p. 7. GGA Image ID # 10a94640e0

Grand Dining Saloon-S. S. Olympic and Titanic

Grand Dining Saloon-S. S. Olympic and Titanic. Exceptionally Bright and Cheery, the Grand Dining Saloon which seats 550 passengers is the largest apartment on any steamer. It extends the full width of this massive ship, and the beautiful, leaded-glass windows on both sides closely reproduce the effect of the windows in a large mansion. The decorations in the style of the early Seventeenth Century have been adapted from various notable Jacobean houses, which, together with the unusual spaciousness everywhere apparent make this important gathering-place most attractive and impressive. Small tables on the restaurant principle dot the apartment, and at the sides the numerous alcoves give the appearance of separate private dining rooms. One notes with special pleasure the introduction of movable chairs of a most comfortable type. White Star Line Brochure Olympic & Titanic (1911) p. 8. GGA Image ID # 10a98eb922

A La Carte Restaurant-S. S. Olympic and Titanic

A La Carte Restaurant-S. S. Olympic and Titanic. Great Interest centers in the A la Carte Restaurant, by competent judges considered the ship’s most enticingly beautiful apartment. Here the perfection of cuisine and service will be found. The decorations are in the manner of the Louis Seize period—the walls paneled in walnut, topped by carved mounts, gilded. The supporting columns bear bronze sashing in striking contrast to the exquisite ceiling of the room, which greatly enhances its note of dainty beauty and harmonizes splendidly with the rich Rose du Barri floor-carpet and the elegant Aubusson chair-tapestry. The large windows of the Restaurant are hung with silk and add much to the pleasant, cheerful effect. White Star Line Brochure Olympic & Titanic (1911) p. 9. GGA Image ID # 10a9a447b2

Reading and Writing Room-S. S. Olympic and Titanic

Reading and Writing Room-S. S. Olympic and Titanic. The Approbation of many critics has been justly bestowed upon the Reading and Writing Room because it is one of the most fascinating apartments on the Olympic and Titanic and on account of its great beauty alone it is certain always to be in special favor with the ladies. The artists have drawn upon the late Georgian era— 1770 to 1780—for their chief inspiration, and have produced a spacious apartment, yet charmingly homelike and in perfect harmony with the interesting architectural period which was its inspiration. The paneled side-walls are finished in flat white, the ceiling being enriched with a delicately-modeled molding. The hooded fireplace and the electric clock above it, all surmounted by a handsome gilt-framed mirror, the numerous cozy chairs and lounges and the large square-paned windows will attract and hold the passenger’s interest. White Star Line Brochure Olympic & Titanic (1911) p. 10. GGA Image ID # 10aa39bfad

Smoking Room-S. S. Olympic and Titanic

Smoking Room-S. S. Olympic and Titanic. Centrally Located on Upper Promenade Deck “A”, the Smoke Room bids fair to become the Mecca of many, for, undoubtedly it is the largest and finest smoking apartment on the Atlantic—which means on any ocean—and the attractive furniture and decorations amply justify this claim. In old English houses of the times of the early Georges—about 1720—was found the motif for the exceptional effects secured in this room by the decorators, who have, however, omitted the customary heavy carvings of that period, substituting therefor some exquisite inlaid work in mother-of-pearl. The deep-seated chairs upholstered in embossed leather of a delicate green invite one to indolent ease, while the stained-glass windows which almost entirely surround the room are like delightful pictures hung upon the walls. White Star Line Brochure Olympic & Titanic (1911) p. 11. GGA Image ID # 10aa790888

Verandah and Palm Courts-S. S. Olympic and Titanic

Verandah and Palm Courts-S. S. Olympic and Titanic. Charming Situations have been chosen for the two Verandah and Palm Courts on the airy Upper Promenade Deck “A” just aft of the Smoke Room. From these vantage-points the spectator looks out through windows of unusual size upon that most wonderful of all panoramas, the mighty and restless sea. The Verandah and Palm Courts are in fact sun-parlors of great beauty, the style of embellishment being the delicate Treillage of the Louis XVI period. So light and graceful is the effect that passengers will delight to linger here. White Star Line Brochure Olympic & Titanic (1911) p. 12. GGA Image ID # 10aa95a6b7

Gymnasium—S. S. Olympic and Titanic

Gymnasium—S. S. Olympic and Titanic. That Most Attractive Center for light exercise—the Gymnasium—can be judged best by its location on the Sun-Deck, the topmost of all, on which open its spacious windows. The equipment throughout is of the latest design and includes all the mechanical appliances which enable one to exercise thoroughly without great effort. This is the home of dumb-bells, Indian clubs, bar-bells, rowing-machines, weight-machines, punching-bags, etc., and here too, one may have a most enjoyable ride on horse-back, regardless of the weather. White Star Line Brochure Olympic & Titanic (1911) p. 13. GGA Image ID # 10aaca5af9

Salt-Water Swimming-Pool-S. S. Olympic and Titanic

Salt-Water Swimming-Pool-S. S. Olympic and Titanic. Decidedly Novel is the Salt-Water Swimming-Pool in connection with the Turkish and Electric Bath Establishment —another unusual and most attractive innovation,— the popularity of which the White Star Line has amply demonstrated in its experience with a similar plunge-bath on the S. S. Adriatic The Pool is of splendid size, 32 x 13 feet and of varying depths. It is constructed of glistening white tiles, with a dado of blue in a marine design. The water is constantly renewed and the Pool cannot fail to prove a pleasant diversion to many passengers who enjoy a morning plunge or indulge in water-polo and other aquatic sports. A diving board is also provided. Special hours are reserved for ladies. White Star Line Brochure Olympic & Titanic (1911) p. 14. GGA Image ID # 10ab052541

Squash Racquet Court-S. S. Olympic and Titanic

Squash Racquet Court-S. S. Olympic and Titanic. The Unusual Steadiness and the perfect construction of the Olympic and Titanic have made possible the installation of a Squash and Racquet Court— this being the first and only vessel thus equipped. The Court is in charge of a professional player and will prove a center of attraction for many, while the contests that occur there will interest spectators who can view the play from a convenient gallery. White Star Line Brochure Olympic & Titanic (1911) p. 15. GGA Image ID # 10ab3a6b8d

Cooling Room-Turkish and Electric Bath Establishment-S. S. Olympic and Titanic

Cooling Room-Turkish and Electric Bath Establishment-S. S. Olympic and Titanic. The Olympic and Titanic boast numerous unique features but none more interesting than the Turkish and Electric Bath Establishment. The view of the Cooling Room reproduced herewith shows the walls and floors in superb tiles from the Tekyet des Dervictes. The entire establishment breathes the mystic spirit of the East, the Arabian style of the Seventeenth Century predominating, rich in its colorings and broad in its treatment. Experienced attendants are in charge of the Establishment and in completeness of equipment it is not surpassed by any baths ashore. Passengers will find that this department of the ship, with the usual hot, temperate, cooling and massage rooms as well as the Electric Baths, adds to the ocean crossing a most delightful recreative feature. White Star Line Brochure Olympic & Titanic (1911) p. 16. GGA Image ID # 10abdb8002

The RMS Olympic

The RMS Olympic. White Star Line Brochure Olympic & Titanic (1911) p. 17. GGA Image ID # 10abe4b5e2

The RMS Olympic

The RMS Olympic. White Star Line Brochure Olympic & Titanic (1911) p. 18. GGA Image ID # 10abe6022c

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