1930 Print Empress of Australia Ship Great Tanto Japan Earthquake Boat FZ1


This is an original 1930 halftone print of the Empress of Australia, who was launched in December of 1913. The caption writes, "In 1928, Pat, the gray and black cat, walked onto the Empress of Australia and has stayed there ever since (except for one brief excursion on the wharves of New York). The Empress of Australia was most heard of in 1923 when she did relief work for the Japanese earthquake." The earthquake mentioned was the Great Kanto earthquake, which had a magnitude of 7.9, and killed between 100,000 and 140,000 people.


This 81+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note there is printing on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4 x 6.75 inches; 10 x 17 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Alfred von Tirpitz, Szczecin, Poland