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Lusitania Brochure Second-Class

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This brochure is how the Thorp family chose their accommodation on the RMS Lusitania. Running 20 pages, the brochure is a time capsule of Cunard in 1914-1915.  Mentioned are the famous Cunarders Lusitania, Mauretania, Aquitania Carpathia, etc.  Loads of photos and even sample menus.  Chipping to the sides of the covers but contents fine.

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.