Dollar Steamship Line
I've started this group in hopes of unearthing some of the wonderful ephemera related to worldwide cruising.
The Group image I have chosen is a Menu from the 1927 Around the World sailing of the S.S. President Harrison. The date was March 22nd, 1927 and it was Voyage Ten. Two items of interest on the menu are that it says "Farewell to our Boston Passengers" and also "Clocks to be Retarded 30 Minutes". That tells us that it was not a daylight savings time setback (which is typically one hour) so what might it have been? I'd be interested in hearing others opinions. Clearly they were entering some port, or there would not have been any departing passengers. So where were they.. and why the clock "retard"? Here's a possible clue. In the "Musical Programme" section of the menu, the first number was to be "California Here I Come... by Gates"
I also find the Entre of the Dinner quite interesting. It was "Chow Long Special... Chicken Chop-Souy with Noodles, Chinese Saute of Egg and Rice. Presereved Lychees and Tree Rice".
Here's a final clue as to where the ship may have been.. the route of sail, as depicted on the back of the menu, was to be Boston, New York, Havana, Cristobal and onward westbound.
OK, lets hear from some of our Cruise Ship Ephemera enthusiasts.
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