The Titanic Collection: Mementos of the Maiden Voyage - 0811820521
Title: Titanic Collection -
Mementos of the Maiden Voyage
Product Description: Titanic Collection - Mementos of the Maiden Voyage. Drawn from the archives of the Titanic Historical Society, this box contains more than 18 items, including the boarding pass of a man who missed the boat, a brochure reviewing the amenities of the first class, deck maps and replicas of three tragic telegraphs.
Authors: Hugh Brewster and Eric Sauder
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Published: July 1, 1998
Edition: Collectors edition
Number of Pages: 32
Publisher's Note: The tragedy of the Titanic is chillingly present in the details: that the sea was calm and the night moonless; that the orchestra played 'Songe d'Automne' as the icy water rose. Drawn from the archives of the Titanic Historical Society, The Titanic Collection uses real documents authentically reproduced to paint a riveting portrait of life on board.
Reminiscent of a turn-of-the-century steamer trunk, this deluxe box contains more than 18 items, including:
- the boarding pass of a man who missed the sailing,
- a brochure reviewing the amenities and civilities of the first class,
- deck maps,
- luggage stickers,
- postcards sent from the ship, and
- replicas of three tragic telegrams:
- the warning of icebergs ahead,
- the Titanic's distress call, and
- the heartrending announcement of the disaster.
The Titanic Collection also includes a fact-filled booklet and timeline. Few will want to resist a closer look at the utterly compelling items in The Titanic Collection.
From the back of the box:
"Experience first hand what is was like to sail in splendor on the world's most famous ship with this unique collection from the archives of the Titanic Historical Society.
Enclosed are twenty-one meticulous reproductions of the actual tickets, deck plans, postcards, menus and luggage stickers that were used on board the RMS Titanic."
The most original new contributions to Titaniana are not even books at all. The Titanic Collection: Mementos of the Maiden Voyage is a handsomely packaged collection of facsimile documents. They come in a book like box designed to resemble a steamer trunk, complete with hinges. A tray sets inside the trunk, and both spaces are filled with extraordinary facsimiles. Items include copies of a first class passenger ticket, the menu for the fateful night, the music repertoire, telegraph flimsies, luggage labels (yes, they're adhesive), smudged and scribbled postcards, and many other documents.