By Ben Smith
An interesting approach to maritime, or at least ship, history. This is a little book comprising some 33 very briefly but well captioned postcards.
However brief, the technique captures and describes well the ship and life aboard her. The Adriatic was launched in 1907 and plied the North Atlantic run until 1934. A luxurious and popular ship, she had a good and useful career despite the comparatively low speeds she operated at.
The postcards selected are remarkably clear. They evoke the era beautifully and clearly show the ship’s quite unusual bridge arrangement.
Available from Helion & Company, Warwick, UK.