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Lusitania Memorablia
This page is something in the nature of a virtual gallery of Lusitania memorabilia. Sadly, very little remains to be seen of the Lusitania today, but every now and again, another long lost artefact turns up unexpectedly. We are indebted to all those who have given their kind permission for pictures of items in their possession to be displayed. Please click HERE for Shipboard Memorabilia.
Lusitania Postcards
Hand - coloured contemporary picture of the Lusitania berthed at the Princes Landing Stage, Liverpool. Such illustrations were commonly used in brochures and on posters and postcards of the period. Lusitania Online collection
Postcard signed by Avis Dolphin  and Alice Drury (nee Lines), survivors of the sinking. Lusitania Online/Mark Needham.
At first glance, this postcard appears to have nothing to do with the Lusitania. However, the last line of the handwritten message on the front of the card says "Am having a very good time. Was aboard the Lusitania yesterday. Love from Gertrude." The card is postmarked "Newark, New Jersey. September 20th 1907". This was the week of the ship's maiden arrival in New York, during which time, the Lusitania was open to the public. As the American press had dubbed her "The eighth wonder of the World" the American public were more than eager to see her. The card's sender, Gertrude, was a sightseer on a tour which as well as taking in the new "Wonder ship", also included Eagle Rock, a scenic overlook at the top of Orange Mountain, West Orange, NJ. This beauty spot offers a spectacular vista of New York City from 20 Miles distance. The card depicts the pathway leading to the viewpoint. Joseph Fagan Collection/Lusitania Online
This Postcard bears an Impressed date of June 1915 and commemorates the sinking. Mitch Peeke
Postcard commemorating the Lusitania's capture of the Blue Riband. Earl Deamond/Lusitania Online
Colourful postcard showing the Lusitania leaving New York. Earl Deamond/Lusitania Online.
Box containing a British propaganda copy of Karl Goetz's Lusitania Medal. Cobwebs/Lusitania Online
One of a consignment of Percussion Fuze detonators for a 4.5-inch High Explosive Artillery shell salvaged from the wreck.When recovered, this item still contained its Fulminate of Mercury charge.However, the consignment that it was part of was not responsible for the atal second explosion as they were all stored aft. Cobwebs/Lusitania Online
DAILY MIRROR Newspaper detailing the Sinking of the LUSITANIA. "Lusitania torpedoed by German Pirate! Huns carry out their threat to Murder!" scream the headlines. Cobwebs/Lusitania Online
Copies of letters sent to us by Mr Colin Scott’.  The first letter, written on Lusitania letterhead, was written by his Great Aunt, Henrietta Etta) Carson while onboard the Lusitania as she waited at berth in New York to depart on her doomed voyage. The letter was couriered away by pilot boat before the Lusitania set sail. Six days later the ship was sunk by torpedo off the coast of Ireland. Etta Carson never made it home to Scotland; her body was never found. Click on image for full size  Text and images. Aileen Scott/Colin Scott/Lusitania Online
Aunt Etta (Henrietta Carson) came to Canada from Scotland when she was 16 years old to join her older sister  (a school teacher) in Winnipeg.Aunt Etta was employed by Canadian Pacific and lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her father passed away at home in Scotland in the spring of 1915 so she was anxious to return home to be with her mother. She was 20 years old when she made arrangements to sail home on the RMS Grampian; however, her older brother George Carson (living then in Sherbrooke, Quebec)convinced her to change ships and sail instead on the Lusitania, thinking it would be safer. I've attached a letter penned to my grandmother (Etta's sister) by Aunt Etta in April of 1915 when she explained those events. Click on image for full size Text and images. Aileen Scott/Colin Scott/Lusitania Online
Another letter to Nellie from Etta Images. Aileen Scott/Colin Scott/Lusitania Online
Another example of ship's notepaper for passenger use. Dave Skinner/Lusitania Online.
Daily Bulletin" from May 4, 1915, 3 days before the sinking. Thanks to Joe Kolshak,Floria  Image. Joe Kolshak / Lusitania
Crew Cap Tally. Martin Tryon/Lusitania Online.
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Memorbilia
This page is something in the nature of a virtual gallery of Lusitania memorabilia. Sadly, very little remains to be seen of the Lusitania today, but every now and again, another long lost artefact turns up unexpectedly. We are indebted to all those who have given their kind permission for pictures of items in their possession to be displayed. Please click HERE for Shipboard Memorabilia. Lusitania Postcards Hand - coloured contemporary picture of the Lusitania berthed at the Princes Landing Stage, Liverpool. Such illustrations were commonly used in brochures and on posters and postcards of the period.         Lusitania Online collection Postcard signed by Avis Dolphin  and Alice Drury (nee Lines), survivors of the sinking. Lusitania Online/Mark Needham. This Postcard bears an Impressed date of June 1915 and commemorates the sinking. Mitch Peeke At first glance, this postcard appears to have nothing to do with the Lusitania. However, the last line of the handwritten message on the front of the card says "Am having a very good time. Was aboard the Lusitania yesterday. Love from Gertrude." The card is postmarked "Newark, New Jersey. September 20th 1907". This was the week of the ship's maiden arrival in New York, during which time, the Lusitania was open to the public. As the American press had dubbed her "The eighth wonder of the World" the American public were more than eager to see her. The card's sender, Gertrude, was a sightseer on a tour which as well as taking in the new "Wonder ship", also included Eagle Rock, a scenic overlook at the top of Orange Mountain, West Orange, NJ. This beauty spot offers a spectacular vista of New York City from 20 Miles distance. The card depicts the pathway leading to the viewpoint. Joseph Fagan Collection/Lusitania Online Colourful postcard showing the Lusitania leaving New York. Earl Deamond/Lusitania Online. One of a consignment of Percussion Fuze detonators for a 4.5-inch High Explosive Artillery shell salvaged from the wreck.When recovered, this item still contained its Fulminate of Mercury charge.However, the consignment that it was part of was not responsible for the atal second explosion as they were all stored aft. Cobwebs/Lusitania Online DAILY MIRROR Newspaper detailing the Sinking of the LUSITANIA. "Lusitania torpedoed by German Pirate! Huns carry out their threat to Murder!" scream the headlines. Cobwebs/Lusitania Online Box containing a British propaganda copy of Karl Goetz's Lusitania Medal. Cobwebs/Lusitania Online Copies of letters sent to us by Mr Colin Scott’.  The first letter, written on Lusitania letterhead, was written by his Great Aunt, Henrietta Etta) Carson while onboard the Lusitania as she waited at berth in New York to depart on her doomed voyage.The letter was couriered away by pilot boat before the Lusitania set sail. Six days later the ship was sunk by torpedo off the coast of Ireland. Etta Carson never made it home to Scotland; her body was never found. Click on image for full size  Text and images. Aileen Scott/Colin Scott/Lusitania Online Aunt Etta (Henrietta Carson) came to Canada from Scotland when she was 16 years old to join her older sister  (a school teacher) in Winnipeg.Aunt Etta was employed by Canadian Pacific and lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her father passed away at home in Scotland in the spring of 1915 so she was anxious to return home to be with her mother. She was 20 years old when she made arrangements to sail home on the RMS Grampian; however, her older brother George Carson (living then in Sherbrooke, Quebec)convinced her to change ships and sail instead on the Lusitania, thinking it would be safer. I've attached a letter penned to my grandmother (Etta's sister) by Aunt Etta in April of 1915 when she explained those events. Click on image for full size Text and images. Aileen Scott/Colin Scott/Lusitania Online Another letter to Nellie from Etta Images. Aileen Scott/Colin Scott/Lusitania Online Another example of ship's notepaper for passenger use. Dave Skinner/Lusitania Online. Daily Bulletin" from May 4, 1915, 3 days before the sinking. Thanks to Joe Kolshak,Floria  Image and pdf. Joe Kolshak / Lusitania
Crew Cap Tally. Martin Tryon/Lusitania Online.