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Choose from 4 pictures in our Plimsoll Line collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Samuel Plimsoll, M.P., c1890, (1904). Artist: James Russell
Samuel Plimsoll, M.P., c1890, (1904). Artist: James Russell
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Samuel Plimsoll, British politician and social reformer, c1880. Artist: Moritz Klinkicht
Samuel Plimsoll, British politician and social reformer, c1880. Artist: Moritz Klinkicht
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Samuel Plimsoll, Esq, MP, British Liberal politician and social reformer, 1876
Samuel Plimsoll, Esq, MP, British Liberal politician and social reformer, 1876
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The Coffin-Ships, 1873. Artist: Joseph Swain
The Coffin-Ships, 1873. Artist: Joseph Swain
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The Coffin-Ships, 1873. Artist: Joseph Swain Featured Print

The Coffin-Ships, 1873. Artist: Joseph Swain

The Coffin-Ships, 1873. Jack Tar is embraced by his lover as he prepares to board his ship. This relates to recent agitation on the part of Samuel Plimsoll for a Royal Commission into the condition of merchant shipping. Plimsoll presented figures to show that, of the 2, 700 losses at sea each year, more than 2, 000 were due to practices of overloading ships and other poor practices. He also contended that many ships were sent to sea in an unworthy state in order that the owners could claim on their insurance for the loss of the vessel. With much support, Plimsoll won the day and, as Punch said, now had much work before him. From Punch, or the London Charivari, March 15, 1873

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