All aboard…RMS Titanic promises elegant dining…

Commemorating…RMS Titanic.
The One Hundredth Anniversary
of the unparalled at-sea disaster.
Gilded Glamour.
Watery grave.
Sophisticated ambiance…
even by modern terms…
revisiting the dining room menus of that fateful voyage.
NYC  Auction House, Bonhams  is hosting a spectacular event, featuring Titanic memorabilia.
The Titanic menu from April 12, 1911, is anticipated to fetch a handsome sum.
From the Bonham website bonhams.com/auctions
[TITANIC] A dinner menu from on board 12th April 1912
The exact origins of this menu are unknown. It was either taken from the body of a passenger recovered by the S.S.MacKay-Bennett or picked up from the debris field as part of the recovery effort. Please note these additional details with regard to this menu: Upon un-framing, the menu has rounded corners (one missing), the “NSC” and “R.M.S. Titanic” are embossed with remnants of gilt on the surface of the embossing and along the edges (mostly washed off by the sea).
Whereas, the actual Last Menu is listed below.
First Class Dinner Menu
R.M.S. “TITANIC” April 14, 1912
 
Still other intriguing items from the Bonham auction will feature other Titanic memorabilia.
( all content is from the Bonham website bonhams.com/auctions  )
A Launch ticket
Titanic‘s hull was launched at 12:13 on 31 May 1911, and her outfitting (completion of her exterior and interior) was not completed until 31 March the following year. This ticket, the only one known to exist with the card still attached, would have admitted the holder to the launching and christening of the ship.
In an unusual step away from tradition, White Star Line and Harland & Wolff did not christen the ship, and many believe this was the beginning of the end for the ill fated ship.
Marconi SOS message
To: Olympic
Eleven pm NEW YORK TIME TITANIC SENDING OUT SIGNALS OF DISTRESS ANSWERED HIS CALLS.
TITANIC REPLIES AND GIVES ME HIS POSITION 41.46 N 50 14 W, AND SAYS “WE HAVE STRUCK AN ICE BERG”.
OUR DISTANCE FROM TITANIC 505 MILES.”
A group of 3 framed Marconi messages documenting the arrival of the R.M.S. Carpathia and that “TITANIC HAS SUNK”
each dated 15 APR 1912
(Carpathia to Olympic)
To: OLYMPIC Received 2.10 pm NYT
WE RECEIVED DISTRESS SIGNALL CALL FROM THE TITANIC AT ELEVEN TWENTY AND PROCEEDED RIGHT TO THE SPOT MENTIONED. ON ARRIVAL AT DAYBREAK WE SAW ICE 25 MILES LONG APPARENTLY SOLID, QUANTITY OF WRECKAGE AND NUMBER OF BOATS FULL OF LIVES. WE RAISED ABOUT SIX HUNDRED AND SEVENTY SOULS. TITANIC HAS SUNK SHE WENT DOWN IN TWO HOURS. CAPTAIN AND ALL ENGINEERS OUR CAPTAIN SENT ORDER THAT THERE WAS NO NEED FOR BALTIC TO COME ANY FURTHER SO WITH THAT SHE RETURNED ON HER COURSE TO LIVERPOOL. WE HAVE TWO OR THREE OFFICERS ABOARD AND THE SECOND MARCONI OPERATOR WHO HAD BEEN CREEPING HIS WAY THROUGH WATER AT 30 DEGREES FOR SEVERAL HOURS. Mr Ismay is ABOARD.
[CARPATHIA] A sailor’s hat band
[TITANIC] A collection of newspapers relating to the disaster
[TITANIC]
A memorial poster
published by Tichnor Brothers,
circa 1912 in black and white, and the cover stating:
R.I.P./IN MEMORIAM/(Heroes All)/To Capt. Smith Officers Crew and Passengers/numbering 1635 souls of the
ill fated/TITANIC/Wrecked on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York colliding with an iceberg in Mid Atlantic/April 14th 1912 with images of Capt. Smith, the ship and Mr.John George Phillips, the wireless operator.
If it’s on the menu…the Menu Shoppe has it covered.
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