In 1964, former SS United States purser Jim Green returned to the ship as a passenger for a West Indies cruise along with his beloved wife Frieda. Here, set to the music of the ship’s own orchestra, is a nostalgic journey back to cruising the past. Beating the odds, a ... Read More »
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To play video – press the above play (>) button in center of photo… This is a wonderful historical video of a 1954 sailing aboard the SS ALASKA on a cruise to Alaska and the Inside Passage. A retro 50s look at a style of cruising and travel now vanished. ... Read More »
Cruising The Past looks at New York debutants aboard the Homeric. With a link to Brenda Frazier and current “bows” in society.
New York debutante party in the 1950s aboard Home Line’s HOMERIC dockside. (Left – Home Lines S.S. Homeric at her New York pier on February 15, 1969 just before sailing to Nassau.) The SS HOMERIC was used for society events in New York Harbor. The ship was originally the SS ... Read More »
Various Views of the Tourist Class section of the SS United States during a 1960s Trans-Atlantic Crossing. SS France on a world cruise in Hong Kong. SS France having just arrived at Le Harve. Read More »
These rare pictures have only just come to light, show Hitler and his generals at a party for SS officer cadets in Munich. But the Nazi Christmas was far from traditional. High command: Adolf Hitler and other Nazi officials celebrate Christmas at the Lowenbraukeller restaurant in Munich on December 18, ... Read More »
Cruise Ships History: Italian Line’s beautiful liner CONTE DI SAVIOA captured by New York based artist Scott McBee and link to his wonderful article on this great ship found on New York Social Diary.
Scott Houston McBee’s rendering of the Conte di Savoia. Principessa Mafalda with family and friends aboard the Conte Di Savoi. Princess Mafalda married the Prince of Hesse. In 1943 when Mussolini was overthrown, and the King led the country into the Allied camp, both the Princess and Prince were sent ... Read More »
SOCIAL HISTORY: Pop culture crooner icon from the 1950s – Eddie Fisher is gone. Made famous by marriages and recording of WISH YOU WERE HERE.
SOCIAL HISTORY: Pop culture crooner icon from the 1950s – Eddie Fisher is gone – made famous by vocal from Broadway musical WISH YOU WERE HERE. Eddie Fisher sings WISH YOU WERE HERE in this youTube video. It covers his life, hits and career. The recording is the title song ... Read More »
1950s ALASKA CRUISE – $9.00 a day First Class… Retro August 1954 look at the final days of the Alaska Steamship Company with a history of the famous organization that provided passenger service to the far north. A fond farewell. The SS Denali ends the era of passenger service for ... Read More »
Social History and Cruise History: Scenes from the 1930s and 1950s… when cruise ships were elegant liners. Ships that made liner voyages trans-Atlantic, trans-Pacific, etc. They would “cruise” in the off-season. Feast on these photos of sophistication – of a bygone and forgotten era. First Class promenade deck aboard the ... Read More »
Social History: Strates Shows, Inc. is the one and only railroad carnival in the United States. The Orlando, Florida based carnival company uses a 61-car train to transport the carnival equipment and employees to fairs, festivals and events throughout their seven-month season. In one season alone the train will visit ... Read More »