№ 1513

Beaded bag showing the ‘Sirius’, the first steamship crossing the ocean

The beaded bag with the Sirius, the first steamer to cross the Atlantic ocean in 1838, is a harbinger of a new age in which, thanks to industrial progress, the arrival of the train and steamer, improvements to the road network and rising prosperity of people, holiday traffic rose dramatically. Memories became souvenirs.
UK, 1838.