“Le Baptème de la Ligne” (a traditional baptism celebration for sailors crossing the Equator for the first time) from a circa 1930s French advertising card published by Laboratoires Rissa, Lille, for the product Iodex…
…for Sailorjunkers ;~)
Thank you so much Ed. This is the best illustration on the subject I’ve seen so far.
And BTW I love your art.
On back -
25 in series
With CAPTAIN SCOTT at the SOUTH POLE
The five ill-fated heroes of the Polar journey who now lie on the Great Ice Barrier, Captain Scott, Dr. Wilson, Captain Oates, Lieutenant Bowers and Petty Officer Edgar Evans. Leaving the base in November 1911, they reached the South Pole on January 18th 1912. Sickness and bad weather hampered their return and with Petty Officer Evans dead and food almost gone, Captain Oates thought to save his comrades by gallantly walking to his death.
FRY’S PURE COCOA