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Lusitania Brochure Second-Class

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A rarely seen second-class brochure for Lusitania.  Runs 10-pages with a photo on each page.  What’s amazing about this brochure (and several other items in the Lusitania section of Luxury Liner Row) is that they all come from the Thorp family who took the last completed eastbound crossing RMS Lusitania undertook in April of 1915, and they have quite a story behind them.  The husband and wife were very adventurous and decided they wanted to see the war first hand.  So they crossed on Lusitania.  Despite having to get a passport, register with the British police, register with the French Police, and go to the British and French consuls’ offices to get permission to go out to the front, in the end, they made it all the way up to the fighting.  The family was booked to return on the Lusitania on May 15, obviously a voyage they couldn’t take.  They changed their tickets to the May 8 crossing of the ss New York of the American Line.  The condition isn’t the best with some apparent water damage, but it’s one I’ve never seen before, and it’s a good example of one of the final brochures for Lusitania and Mauretania before Aquitania joined the fleet.  Most of the photos inside are of Lusitania.