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Apr012012

White Star Line offices in Lower Manhattan, Located in 2012

Turns out the White Star Line offices have been taken over by a Radio Shack. I don't think they'd ever guess that Radio Shack will be there a 100 years later. They merged with their chief rival the Cunard Line in 1934. That building is easy to spot on Broadway given the logos remain on the structure today.

As mentioned before, my wife, Lori's Great-Grandfather, Irving Davis was fortunte to travel the world with the John Philip Sousa Band in 1911. Fortunte for us, he keep many mementos from his trip. One of which was his Passenger Information Booklet at the start of the journey from New York aboard the S.S. Baltic. I'll be posting more on Irving's experiences with the White Star Line later, as it represents cross-Atlantic steamship travel in the time of Titanic.

Note the Titanic history tie-in detail. 'Ismay Imrie & Co.' was a reference to Bruce J. Ismay, the Managing Director of White Star Line at the time of the Titanic sinking. He was infamous for managing to jump on one of the few lifeboats and survived the sinking. 

Irving Davis Personal Collections; Left, 1910 - White Star Line Passenger Information Cover - SS. Baltic. Top Right, Irving in 1909, Bottom Right, S.S. Baltic Postcard

Library of Congress, Left, Crowds gathering awaiting news on the Titanic, Right, Raisch Studios, Radio Shack at 9 Broadway1912 and 2012 together through time. Raisch Studios and Library of Congress

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Was this just a ticketing office on the first level or was the whole building occupied by them?

April 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdanieltimed

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