Thomas Henry Ismay, shipping owner, 1894.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Chromolithograph for 'Vanity Fair' by Lib. Thomas Henry Ismay (1837-1899), whose father was a shipbuilder, acquired the White Star Line shipping company in 1867. The ships on this line were built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Together with William Imrie he also founded the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company which ran between Britain and the United States of America. On Ismay's death, his son Joseph Bruce Ismay (1862-1937) took control of the White Star Line, and commisioned the 'Titanic' ocean liner. Joseph was on the ship when it sank in 1912, but survived. Dimensions: 400 mm x 270 mm.