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Sunday
Apr152012

Irving Davis, 1911 World Traveler.

As a follow-up to this weekend of Titanic history, I wanted to share one last Titanic relic held in the Davis-Rattner family. As I shared earlier, Irving Davis (Lori's Great Grandfather) traveled the world in 1911 with the John Philip Sousa Band. On that journey he experienced 2nd Class travel on the White Star Line, even traveling the same route as Titanic. In this case he was headed to Liverpool on the S.S. Baltic and for his family's sake made the trip safely. (Pictured below) He even took part in a lifeboat drill in what appears to be the same period wooden lifeboats as Titanic.

Traveling out of Pier 60 in New York, December 1910 he managed to hold onto an original advertisement for the launching of R.M.S. Titanic and R.M.S. Olympic.  At that point she was still under construction in Belfast and wouldn't be launched until that next spring of 1911(Image below). From us in 2012, Thanks for holding onto the Titanic history, Irving!


Irving Davis, Personal Collections, 1911

S.S. Baltic Departing New YorkIrving's Journal Map 1911 - New York to Liverpool

Original 1910 Advertisement for the Titanic and Olympic building in Belfast.

 Olympic and Titanic under construction in Belfast 1910

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