Shipboard / Liverpool: Dominion Line / Seamen's Orphanage, 1899. Ephemera. Date of 1899 from printed text on back cover. "Programme of Entertainment in Aid of the Seamen's Orphanage" with US & UK flags on front cover. Program sheet measures 11 x 17-5/8 inch wide and is folded at center to make 4pp. The evening's two part event schedule is handwritten in blue fountain pen ink and is signed on front cover "Compliments Chas. A. Burden, Eugene". Program is creased w. minor soil and stains. n.b. program image lacks about a quarter inch on vertical edge due to scanner bed size. Very Good. Item #4106
"Before 1869, there was no institution in Liverpool for the support and education of the orphans of British seamen. The first move to establish such an institution was made by a group of leading Liverpool ship-owners in 1868. ... By 1899 there were 321 children in the orphanage, while 508 were receiving outdoor relief in the form of monetary grants and clothing. Children of all religious denominations were assisted, with preference given to orphans of British seamen connected with the Port of Liverpool." wiki. The Orphanage depicted on the front cover of the program (Newsham Park Hospital) is rated as the 4th Most Haunted Place in Liverpool.
Price: $200.00 CAD other currencies