"sir Thomas Lipton," (U15.188)
Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton Bt KCVO (1850 - 1931) was born in Scotland of Irish parents. A self-made man and merchant, he created the famous Lipton tea brand.
Sir Thomas Lipton had a passion for yachting, and was the most persistent challenger in the history of the America's Cup. King Edward VII and King George V both shared Lipton's interest in yachting and enjoyed his company. Lipton is seen on this picture (in white pants) aboard the S.S. Erin.
Between 1899 and 1930 Lipton challenged the American holders of the America's Cup through the Royal Ulster Yacht Club five times with his yachts called Shamrock -Shamrock V. His well publicised attempts, which earned him a specially designed cup 'best of all losers' cup, made his tea brand famous in the U.S. This PC, postmarked 1904, shows Shamrock III.
"William Tell," (U12.189)
"Michelangelo Hayes," (U12.189)
Michelangeo Hayes (1820 - 1877) was an illustrator and caricaturist that became city marshal of Dublin. At least one of his works 'Sackville Street' hangs in the National Gallery of Ireland. (This picture is the Italian Michelangelo.)
"the Bride of Lammermoor," (U12.189)
"Peter the Hermit, Peter the Packer, Dark Rosaleen," (U12.190)
"Patrick W. Shakespeare," (U12.190)
"Brian Confucius, Murtagh Gutenberg, Patricio Velasquez, Captain Nemo," (U12.191)
"Tristan and Isolde," (U12.192)
"the first Prince of Wales, " (U12.192)
"and Son, the Bold Soldier Boy, Arrah na Pogue, Dick Turpin," (U12.193)
"Ludwig Beethoven, the Colleen Bawn, Waddler Healy, Angus the Culdee, Dolly Mount, Sidney Parade, Ben Howth, Valentine Greatrakes, Adam and Eve, Arthur Wellesley, Boss Croker, Herodotus, Jack the Giantkiller, Gautama Buddha," (U12.194)