MS Italia - History, Accommodations, & Ephemera Collection
All Digitized Ephemera for the MS Italia available at the GG Archives. Common items of ephemera in our maritime collection include passenger lists, brochures, event and entertainment programs, and other memorabilia produced for a voyage or ship.
- Steamship Line: Home Lines
- Class of Passengers: Tourist Class
- Date of Departure: 20 October 1952
- Route: New York to Cuxhaven (Hamburg) via Plymouth and Le Havre
- Commander: Captain Paul Thormoehlen
Vintage Dinner Menu from 4 December 1952 on board the MS Italia of the Home Lines featured Fillet of Boston Sole Cardinal, Braised Prime Ribs of Beef, and Strawberry Ice Cream for dessert.
Vintage Farewell Dinner Menu from 5 December 1952 on board the MS Italia of the Home Lines featured Roast Mount Vernon Turkey, Fillet of Kennebec Salmon in Chablis with Crawfish tails, and Ice Bomb 'Fortuna' for dessert.
Ephemera contained in the GG Archives collection represent the souvenirs provided to the passengers of each voyage. Many of these souvenir ephemeral items have disappeared over the years.
Our selection varies considerably by ship, and likely contains only a sampling of what was originally produced and printed by the steamship lines.
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