Friday, 16 November 2012

Sepia Saturday 152 - Reading Room, S.S.Adriatic

Curious picture on this week's Sepia Saturday. I was immediately drawn to the theme of libraries, but then realised I had done a library blog post earlier this year, so instead I delved deep and found a library related, vintage postcard. It's not a library as such, but it is the Reading and Writing Room on board the S.S.Adriatic. Clearly though, this was a place to bring your own books.

S.S.Adriatic, Reading and Writing Room

As usual 100's of vintage postcards and vintage magazines on my web site

    

16 comments:

  1. What a beautiful postcard and quite the lovely room! How wonderful to have a room dedicated to reading and writing.

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  2. Maybe people did more writing than reading here. It looks very luxurious.

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  3. Must have been quite a ship in its day. Beautiful room and postcard.

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  4. That is a beautiful room, but I agree with Kristin - definitely a place for writing more than reading. Where are those comfy reading chairs? I'd have to use 2 chairs, 1 for my feet.

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  5. Seems funny to me -- a reading room without books; a writing room without paper....I don't even spot any penstands on the tables! Very interesting.

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  6. An impressive room, indeed. Now pepole would sit with their iPads and e-readers.

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  7. the room is very beautiful, but I don't think I could relax and be comfortable on that kind of furniture.

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  8. Beautiful room but would be hard to relax in those chairs. thanks for sharing. Grace

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  9. I don't think I could read in such a room, with all those scratching pens :)

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  10. oh what a beautiful peaceful place and then....I owonder what happened when a wave tossled the SS Adriatic?

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  11. Now that splendid postcard makes me want to jump straight back on board ship. Great photo.

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  12. Lovely room with a very evocative coloring. It seems more a place for quiet conversation rather than writing or reading.

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  13. I just discovered your blog. I love this kind of stuff! Thanks for posting.

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  14. I can just see Alan over in the club chair with his Kindle and tapping away at his I-phone.

    The SS Adriatic was one of the larger ocean liners of the White Star Line and built in 1906. It was the first ship to have an indoor swimming pool and a Turkish bath. The windows on this reading room don't look very water tight for a ship.

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