Lusitania. Important to survivors : will all survivors who may still be in Queenstown or vicinity, please give their names and addresses at once to the Cunard Company's Office in Queenstown, even if they have reported themselves previously
|Main Creator:||Cunard Steamship Company, ltd.|
Handbill [bearing the title in bold: "Lusitania"] and two photographs - a studio photograph one of a young girl with her arm around an older woman who is seated [presumably a daughter and her mother] and a second photograph of a teenage girl [half-length portrait]. Paper label on back of frame reads: 'John Ryan Co. Picture Framemakers & Gilders, 58 West Regent Lane, next to Lansdowne Restaurant, Hope St. City [Glasgow]'. The RMS Lusitania, a Cunard Company ocean liner was torpedoed by a German U-boat U-20 on 7 May 1915; it sank in 18 minutes 11 miles off the Old Head of Kinsale in Co. Cork. 1,198 people were killed, 761 people survived. This action directly contributed to entry of the United States of America into World War I with the U.S. Congress voting to declare war on Germany on April 6 1917.
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[S.l. : s.n., 1915]
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 handbill + 2 photographs [mounted and in original frame]; handbill 15 x 12 cm; photographs 12.6 x 7.5 and 12.6 x 8 cm, in mount 34 x 29.5 within frame 31.8 x 36.7 cm.
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Reproduction rights owned by National Library of Ireland.