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RMS Lusitania Ephemera Collection

All Digitized Ephemera for the RMS Lusitania 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.

Passenger Manifest, RMS Lusitania, Cunard Line, June 1908, Liverpool to New York

1908-06-06 RMS Lusitania Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Saloon
  • Date of Departure: 6 June 1908
  • Route: Liverpool to New York
  • Commander: Not States
  • Note: Passenger provided an insert with handwritten notes about the Passengers. primarily where they were from or what they did
Front Cover, "Famous Cunarders," Published by the Cunard Line 21 March 1910.

1910-03-21 Famous Cunarders

8-Page Booklet/Leaflet from 1910 titled "Famous Cunarders" provided an illustrated introduction to their "A"-List Cunard fleet including the Campania, Carmania & Caronia, Carpathia, Lusitania & Mauretania, Pannonia, and the Saxonia & Ivernia.

Immigrant Inspection Card - Liverpool to New York - 1910

1910-07-09 Immigrant Inspection Card - Cunard RMS Lusitania

Immigrant Inspection Card issued by the Cunard Line RMS Lusitania dated 9 July 1910 for Swedish Immigrant K. E. Paulson from Gothenburg, Sweden. When landing at New York this card was pinned to the coat or dress of the passenger in a prominent position.

Front Cover, Cunard RMS Lusitania Passenger List - 17 August 1912.

1912-08-17 RMS Lusitania Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Saloon
  • Date of Departure: 17 August 1912
  • Route: Liverpool to New York via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain J. T. W. Charles. C.B., R.D., R.N.R.
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.

Front Cover, Fishguard Information for Passengers. Published 1913 Cunard Line.

1913 - Fishguard Information for Passengers of Cunard

Fishguard is situated on the south-west coast of Wales, and is the nearest British port to New York used by Atlantic liners. It affords the quickest means of reaching London, and is also a convenient port for the Continent. Ships Featured: Lusitania and Mauretania.

 

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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