Exceptional book written by Don Lynch and Illustrated by renown artist Ken Marschall. Ken’s artwork shines through almost every page of the book .. a true master
These seems to date form a March Med cruise … probably in the early 1930’s. The Artwork and graphics are superb and represent stops at Athens, Monaco, Madeira, Algiers, Haifa, Constantinople, Gibraltar and Naples. In all of them you can see a WSL ship in the harbor … mostly a Big 4 Vessel (like Adriatic) … though the vessel at Constantinople is surely Homeric. The edges are bumpy as if removed from a folder or booklet and most have some fold lines etc. Nice set though!
Dated just 11 days before the Great Wall Street Stock Crash of 1929… is this lovely little horseracing program the carefree passengers would have enjoyed. It looks like there would have been 6 different races!
Dated consecutively August 18 and 19th 1932. One shows St Botolphs church in Boston and the other the Pilgrim Fathers Memorial in Southampton. The food looks quite lovely!
Dated August 16th 1930, She made the 2725 voyage from Ireland and England to NYC via Boston in in 7 days 0 hours and 54 minutes. This card is pristine and in like new condition.
She made the 2670 voyage from the Ireland to NYC via Boston in in 7 days 3 hours and 59 minutes. This is browned with age and does have writing on the front and back.
Browned with age … still interesting and a no so common ship. She made the 2464 voyage from Canada to Ireland in 6 days 5 hours and 51 minutes.
This is a little gem … though it has been folded. She made the 2799 voyage from the US to Ireland in 6 days 8 hours and 53 minutes.
Simple heavy board menu card for the then tiny Germanic … at one time she would have been the largest ship in the fleet! Olives and Caviar top the list of selections … Devilled Sardines are at the end and would never have been on my plate. Dated 6/21/1908.
Nice little folder for the Flagship … printed onboard for the Cherbourg and Southampton landings 6/26/1934. Printed in both English and French. Unusual item to have survived.
Great portrait Lettercard for the little ship. A few of the edge perforations are missing.
Interesting brochure that denotes 3 separate tours (A, B and C) for the 1932 summer season. The brochure says these are in conjunction with the WSL Canadian service ..and I think the Doric was the main ship used ( though other vessels are mentioned). Memphis Tennessee agency stamp on the inside.
Typical sailings folder for the WSL fleet … also includes Canadian and shared services … lovely ad for the Belgenland’s 3rd world cruise. Stamped James Jennison and printed on very smooth paper.
Lovely song sheet of 36 selections that would have been passed out to passengers on any voyage. Thee would have been entertainment selections of a nice souvenir for the voyager. This one dates close to the time of the “new” MV Britannic.
Excellent cover graphic on the Passenger List dated August 21, 1933. The graphic contains a starboard view of the vessel … on a gold background with red accents. This mini cruise to Nova Scotia would have been a great depression way to gain revenue and serve thirsty Americans beyond the 3-mile limit
Lovely Passenger list for the Med cruise that began on 1/1/24 1958. By this time, the Britannic was winding down her time in the post war fleet and would only be around a few more years … The Last of the White Star fleet. There are a few notations and scribblings inside … all extra history! The yellow covers seem to be made from a fiber-ous construction paper.
Excellent cover graphic on the Passenger List dated August 24, 1931. I love the subtle coloring and the gold accents. This mini cruise to Nova Scotia would have been a great depression way to gain revenue and serve thirsty Americans beyond the 3 mile limit. Some yellowing and bumps.
Great program listing the proposed events for the crossing from NYC as well as who the sponsors for the events would be… dated July 3rd 1931.
Great little group of 3menus and a first sitting dining card for a voyage in late July and early August 1931. The Menu edges do shows some yellowing, edge chipping and wear. The table card is for table 9 and seat 63.
Not your typical rate folder … this one seems to list all ships in details for First , Cabin and Second cabin fares. Probably my favorite WSL art deco -streamlines cover graphic by Loewy … this image also was used in many magazine ads of the day. Some scuffs… but not common to find.
2 great little sheets of onboard writing paper … stamped specifically for a Mediterranean Cruise. These have yellowed .. but the ship graphic is still sharp and the colors have not altered.
Great program listing the proposed events for the crossing and well as who the sponsors for the events would be… dated 8/29/31.
Great list of the daily events for the National Tour Cruise taking place. The swimming pool and Gym were open all day and the movie “The Lady Is Willing” was shown at 830 in the Main Lounge.
Interesting log abstract for WSL’s last vessel the great MV Georgic. The is for a West Indies cruise from Valentine’s Day thru March 2nd 1934. This does show some browning and fading.
Simple little program for the entertainment on May 18 1922. The Honorable Justice W.A Weir was the event sponsor for the 12 different entertainment selections.