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The Royal Mail Steam Ship "Arabia" 2,900 Tons, 900 Horse Power
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Walters, Samuel; Dutton, Thomas Goldsworth; Ackermann & Co.; Day & Son Ltd.
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1852
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 19 3/4 in x 26 in
Nomenclature: Royal Mail; paddle steam ships; British
Classification: ship portraits
A starboard-broadside view of the paddle steamship 'Arabia' heading to New York with mail on the River Mersey. As a Cunard liner, she regularly made passages from Liverpool to New York; her fastest journey was 9 days and 17 hours in August 1853. She was the last wooden Cunard ship to be built. A smaller steamship navigates perpendicular to the 'Persia' to the left of her stern; the passengers on the two ships greet one another.