Brochure for White Star Line’s Two Ships “Olympic” and “Titanic”


This Danish-language brochure, published in Copenhagen in 1911 or 1912, advertises two ships of the British-owned White Star Line, the Olympic and Titanic. Included are facts about the line and its fleet; information about tickets, timetables, and classes of service; and illustrations of the dining rooms, libraries, cabins, and decks. The brochure lists amenities available to second- and third-class passengers and shows the menus for the morning, midday, and evening meals offered on each of the seven days of the voyage across the Atlantic. The publication was aimed at people emigrating from Denmark to North America, as reflected in the glossary of words and dictionary of expressions provided, in Danish and English, including exchanges such as this one: “Have you work for me?” “I don’t know, what can you do?” “I am used to digging and farming; I can plough, take care of horses, and can drive both a team and a double team.” The next-to-last page is a map showing routes from Liverpool and Southampton to Montreal, Boston, and New York. The Titanic sank after colliding with an iceberg on April 15, 1912, during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, causing the death of 1,502 people. The Olympic remained in service until 1935.

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White Star Line, Copenhagen

Title in Original Language

White Star Line: "Olympic" og "Titanic" hver 45000 tons

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1 Brochure, 34 unnumbered pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 12 x 16.4 centimeters

Last updated: February 12, 2016