Sailor's In Memoriam Card for the wreck of the "Lamorna" out of Newcastle NSW.
Great Britain: Marcus Ward & Co, 1893. Ephemera. Card in remembrance of Alexander Duff, aged 33 years, presumably lost at sea on a voyage on the ship "Lamorna" from Newcastle NSW to Honolulu. A poem is printed opposite the details. The "Lamorna", an iron-built barque of 1,258 tons, sank with 2000 tons of coal and 27 passengers after setting sail on February 21, 1893. The card is issued by his mother, Mrs. Alexander Duff.
Chromolithograph printed folding card, 3 1/8"x4 1/4" grey and black illustration on front with lilies of the valley. Marcus Ward & Co. Ltd. card style R20. A bit rubbed at edges. Good + overall. Item #19795