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RMS Laconia Ephemera Collection

All Digitized Ephemera for the RMS Laconia 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.

Front of Franconia and Laconia - The Largest and Fastest Steamers in the Boston Service Flyer from 1911

1911 - Franconia and Laconia For The Boston Service

Flyer created by Cunard to announce two new steamships for the Boston service, 18,000 tons each. The ships were of the intermediate class and accommodations described in this flyer pertain primarily to the First Class.

Front of Franconia and Laconia - The Largest and Fastest Steamers in the Boston Service Flyer from 1911

1911 - Franconia and Laconia For The Boston Service

Flyer created by Cunard to announce two new steamships for the Boston service, 18,000 tons each. The ships were of the intermediate class and accommodations described in this flyer pertain primarily to the First Class.

1912-05-28 Passenger Manifest for the SS Laconia

1912-05-28 SS Laconia Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin and Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 28 May 1912
  • Route: Boston to Liverpool via Queenstown (Cobh) and Fishguard
  • Commander: Captain W. R. D. Irvine
Agent's Record, Cunard Steamship Company, Outward Second Cabin Ticket, 1912

1912-06-03 Agent's Record - Cunard Steamship Company

This is the Agent's Receipt and Record of a Second Cabin Steamship Ticket for an Eastbound voyage on the new Cunard Laconia from Boston to Liverpool, England. The Agency was located in Boston, Cunard Building on 126 State Street.

Passenger Manifest, Cunard Line RMS Laconia I 1912

1912-06-11 RMS Laconia Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Saloon
  • Date of Departure: 11 June 1912
  • Route: Liverpool to Boston via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain W. R. D. Irvine, R.D.; R.N.R
Passenger Manifest, Cunard Line, RMS Laconia Saloon Passengers 1912

1912-08-06 RMS Laconia Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Saloon
  • Date of Departure: 6 August 1912
  • Route: Liverpool to Boston via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain W. R. D. Irvine
Agent Record of Third Class Outward Steamship Ticket, 1912, Cunard Line SS Laconia

1912-08-10 Agent's Record - Cunard SS Laconia

This is an Agent's Record of a Third Class -Steerage Ticket for one adult and one child from Liverpool, England to New York on the Cunard Steamship SS Laconia. Additional information and conversion to current dollar values is provided.

Front Cover, Cunard RMS Laconia Second Cabin Passenger List - 3 September 1912.

1912-09-03 RMS Laconia Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 3 September 1912
  • Route: Liverpool to Boston
  • Commander: Captain W. R. D. Irvine, R.D., R.N.R.
Passenger Manifest, RMS Laconia, Cunard Line, October 1912

1912-10-01 RMS Laconia Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 1 October 1912
  • Route: Liverpool to Boston
  • Commander: Captain W. H. D. Irvine
Front Cover, Cunard Passenger Log Book circa 1913

1913 - Cunard Passenger Log Book

Rare Third-Class Accommodation on Cunard Liners featuring interior and exterior photographs of the ships and accommodations for third class/steerage passengers. Undated brochure circa 1913. Its contents were meant to entice the immigrants to book passage to the New World. Ships Featured: Lusitania and Mauretania, Caronia and Carmania, Franconia and Laconia, Campania, Ivernia and Saxonia, and the Ascania.

Agents' Record, Third Class Outward Passenger Ticket, Cunard Line 1913

1913-05-13 Agents' Record - Cunard Line Third Class

Third Class Outward Passenger Ticket - Agents' Record for the Cunard RMS Laconia, May 13, 1913. Fare was $35. Ticket along with Agent's record would have been kept in a two-hole extra-long binder.

Third Class Prepaid Ticket - Agents Record, RMS Laconia 1913

1913-06-03 Prepaid Ticket Agents Record - RMS Laconia

Third Class Prepaid Ticket - Agents Record, RMS Laconia 1913 from Liverpool to Boston. Itemized transaction shows fare and commision breakdown. Fare was paid by a third party.

Immigrant Steerage Contract for Passage to New York - Cunard Line - 1913

1913-06-05 Contract for Passage - Norwegian Immigrant

Ludvig Gjønvik was a Norwegian Immigrant to the United States in June 1913 arriving in Boston on board the RMS Laconia (I) as a passenger in Steerage - Third Class. This is the contract of passage that Ludvig purchased from Olaf H. Solem.

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1913-06-10 RMS Laconia Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: All Classes
  • Date of Departure: 10 June 1913
  • Route: Liverpool to Portland, ME and Boston via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain W. R. D. Irvine
Inspection Card for Immigrants and Steerage Passengers - 1913

1913-06-10 Immigrant Inspection Card - Cunard RMS Laconia

Immigrant Inspection Card issued in 1913 by the Cunard Line on board the RMS Laconia to a Norwegian Immigrant traveling in Steerage. The card provided important information including port and date of departure, name of ship, immigrant name, last residence, medical inspection stamps and evidence of immunization.

Special Menu - E. D. Jordon and Party aboard the Laconia 1913

1913-10-06 RMS Laconia Private Dinner Party Menu

This is a very rare personalized special embossed menu for E. D. Jordon and Dinner guests aboard the Cunard Line Laconia (I) in October of 1913.

Front Cover - Cunard Line 1914 Brochure Entitled "Historic Boston" about Boston and the Cunard Line Services to Boston.

1914 - Cunard Service to Historic Boston

42-Page Brochure focused primarily on Boston, Massachusetts, with a brief summary of Cunard Line Fleet and Services to Boston. Some photographs of Cunard ships, offices, docks/piers, Boston Landmarks, and a Railroad advertisement. Ships Featured: Britania, Franconia, and Laconia.

Front Cover, Cunard RMS Laconia Second Cabin Passenger List - 1 September 1914.

1914-09-01 RMS Laconia Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 1 September 1914
  • Route: Liverpool to Boston
  • Commander: W. R. D. Irvine, R.D., R.N.R.
RMS Laconia Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 8 September 1914

1914-09-08 RMS Laconia Breakfast Menu Card

Breakfast Bill of Fare card from the RMS Laconia on a Westbound voyage from Liverpool to Boston, arriving in Boston on 9 September 1914 featuring Grilled Cod Steaks and Yarmouth Bloaters

Menu Card - Dinner Bill of Fare RMS Laconia 8 September 1914

1914-09-08 RMS Laconia Dinner Menu Card

This is a dinner Bill of Fare card from the steamship Laconia on a Westbound voyage from Liverpool to Boston, arriving in Boston on 8 September 1914. Although not specifically stated, this would have been the Farewell Dinner.

Front Cover, Cunard to Liverpool via Cobh (Queenstown) - 1920s Brochure from the Cunard Line.

1920s Cunard to Liverpool via Cobh (Queenstown)

Superb interior photographs of the Cunard steamships Carinthia, Franconia, Laconia, Samaria, and Scythia makes this an excellent brochure from the 1920s. The uniqueness of this booklet is greatly improved by the inclusions of context with photo captions.

Front Cover, Cunard Tourist Third Cabin Accommodations Brochure. Undated, Circa Late 1920s

1920s - Cunard Tourist Third Cabin Accommodations

Tourist Third Cabin replaced the old Third Class on the Cunard Steamships, the refinished accommodations attracted students, professors, young business people, and bargain-hunters filling the cabins left mostly empty from the decline of the immigrant trade. This is a photo journal of the accommodations found in the new Tourist Third Cabin class. Ships Featured: Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Caronia and Carmania, Laconia, Samaria, Scythia, Tuscania, and Lancastria.

Passenger Manifest, August 1922, RMS Laconia, Cunard Line, Liverpool to New York

1922-08-24 RMS Laconia Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Saloon and Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 24 August 1922
  • Route: Liverpool to New York via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain W. H. Hossack, R.D., R.N.R
Front Cover, Second Class to Europe fromn Boston to Queenstown and Liverpool.

1927 - Cunard Line Second Class to Europe

12-Page brochure covers the Boston to Europe route of the Cunard Line in 1927. Interior photographs help to illustrate the second class accommodations available on the Samaria, Scythia, and Laconia.

Passenger Manifest, RMS Laconia, Cunard Line, August 1928

1928-08-18 RMS Laconia Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 18 August 1928
  • Route: Liverpool to Halifax, Boston and New York via Queenstown
  • Commander: Captain M. Doyle
Front Cover, Horse Racing Program on Board the RMS Laconia, Undated but Circa 1930s.

1930s - Horse Racing Program - RMS Laconia

Hilarious Horse Racing Program dating from the 1930s performed on the deck of the RMS Laconia of the Cunard White Star Line. Entries included Eve by Rib out of Adam, Jealousy by Nose out of Joint, Stampede by Sale out of Basement, etc.

1931-05-02 Passenger Manifest for the SS Laconia II

1931-05-02 SS Laconia Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 2 May 1931
  • Route: New York and Boston to Liverpool via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain M. Doyle

 

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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