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Ad for a return trip on the Titanic...

Item # 671535

April 13, 1912

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, April 13, 1912 

* Pre Sinking the RMS Titanic
* Return trip home advertisement
* Day before the iceberg collision

Published the day before the world's largest ship--the "unsinkable" Titanic--would make history by sinking in the North Atlantic, this newspaper contains an advertisement on page 11 for the return trip of the Titanic. Obviously a trip which would never be made.
The page 13 ad is headed: "White Star Line", plus: "Plymouth--Cherbourg--Southampton" "The Largest & Finest Steamers in the World" "Olympic & Titanic" "Sail From New York" "April 20" plus a few other details. One wonders how many tickets were purchased for the return trip. This ad was published just 1 day prior to the Titanic's collision with the infamous iceberg in the North Atlantic.
Also of interest is an ad for the "Lusitania" above the Titanic ad. Curious to have ads for these two disaster-prone ships so close to one another.
Complete with all 14 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally good.

Category: The 20th Century