In 1891 the artist and illustrator, William Whitelock Lloyd, boarded a P&O Jubilee Class ship bound for India via Suez. En route he captured the humour and subtleties of life on board a P&O steamer in a series of enchanting drawings which were published for the company under the title P&O Pencillings in 1892. The "Pencillings" were also made into a set of glass lantern slides.

  • "P&O Pencillings" - Frontispiece

  • "In the River" - Going on board at Tilbury

  • The Pilot Leaving the Ship

  • "In the Thames" - Sea Reach, In the Docks

  • "Down Channel"

  • "The P&O Brindisi Express"

  • "Chair Hunting"

  • "Off Ushant"

  • "On Deck and below"

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