Photographed on Board the RMS Queen Elizabeth
  • John FitzGerald 3y

    Wolcott Gibbs wrote a short story, "Cure," about just such an occasion as this:

    "'It's only the stewards,' whispered Mrs. Graves, feeling her husband stiffen beside her as the fiery march approached. 'They've got electric lights in their hats. Like the ice cream'"
  • Alan Mays 3y

    John FitzGerald Interesting! Perhaps he was inspired to write his short story after witnessing a scene like this! 8-)
  • valpage32 3y

    Just found a shipping type info, for one of my ancestor's and her hubby, travelling first class in 1951, on the Queen Elizabeth. They were headed to New York, where her hubby worked in the shipping business. How exciting it must've been. Who knows who's famous shoulders they rubbed with.
  • Alan Mays 3y

    valpage32 Thanks, it is great fun to find documents like that and to consider where family members traveled and who they may have met. Seeing photos like this--even with the funny little hats!--can help to visualize what their trip on the Queen Elizabeth might have been like.
  • ingrid Ing 2y

    like the hats, nice photo
  • Alan Mays 2y

    ingrid Ing Thanks! I thought the tiny hats were amusing.
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Taken on June 29, 2012
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