Real Photo Post Card: "117.; Princess Alice"

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Condition: Collectible-Very Good

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Original black-and-white photo postcard. No date, circa 1911-1949. 5 1/2" x 3 1/2." Title printed at the bottom of the image. "Made in Canada by the Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd., Vancouver, B. C." printed on back. Postcard is used but was never formally sent with postage. Postcard is very clean and intact except for slight discoloration on the image. A Very Good copy. This postcard shows the SS Princess Alice with a scenic landscape in the background. The SS Princess Alice was a passenger cruise ship that was built in 1911 by the shipbuilding company, Swan Hunter. It was part of the Canada Pacific Railway (CPR)'s "Princess fleet," which were passenger ships with "Princess" in their title. The Princess Alice was eventually sold to Typaldos Lines in 1949 after which it was named the SS Aegaeon. The ship went out of service in 1966 after it was wrecked in tow in Civitavecchia. There is handwriting on back in blue ink. The writer talks about leaving Victoria, B.C. on September 26 at 4:30 p.m. and arriving at Seattle, Washington at 9:50 p.m. They also write briefly about how the sun is "shining brightly." Gowen & Stevens was a photography studio founded in 1916 by Frank Gowen and Sidney Stevens of Vancouver, B.C. From 1919-1920, the studio operated as the Frank Gowen Company. Alfred Sutton had been a shareholder and business partner in the Frank Gowen Company and continued to do so when the studio was renamed the Gowen Sutton Company in 1920. In 1930, Gowen sold his shares to Sutton. The Gowen Sutton Company kept its name after Gowen left, and the studio remained in business until 1987.