Feeding cup: 'Princess Christian's Hospital Train 1899'

Maker and role
T. Goode & Co (estab. 1827): Maker
Production date
1899

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Feeding cup: 'Princess Christian's Hospital Train 1899.' Cup has a spout and handle which has been broken in several places and mended. 'Princess Christian's Hospital Train 1899' is written in banner form and beneath this is the Red Cross emblem within a circle and the date '1899.' On the bottom of the cup is stamped the makers mark.
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History
Princess Christian's hospital train was the first purpose-built mobile hospital train and was commissioned in 1898 during the Second Boer War. It was named after Princess Christian (born Princess Helena to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert) who was a founding member of the British Red Cross and who contributed £650 to the cost of the train (total cost around £7000).
Catalogue Number
0566/30
Associated Person and Role
Princess Christian's Hospital Train
Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, (b.1846, d.1923)

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