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The Great Eastern.

The Great Eastern.
The Great Eastern.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: D0324
Description: Brunel's mighty vessel was depicted on paintings, jewellery, china, coins and textiles. This thriving souvenir industry celebrated the fact that the world's biggest and most technologically advanced ship had been built in Britain. This maple framed, embroidered picture of the 'Great Eastern' shows the ship under sail, with a flag on each of the six masts plus the red ensign. A three-masted steamship can be seen in the left foreground.
Creator: James Collins
Date: 1858
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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