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 »
Tag Archives: SOCIAL HISTORY
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 »
Le Cirque’s famous owner Sirio Maccioni started as a waiter “crossing the pond” aboard the Home Lines SS ATLANTIC.
Home Lines SS ATLANTIC… Le Cirque’s famous owner Sirio Maccioni started as a waiter “crossing the pond” aboard the Home Lines SS ATLANTIC. After achieving success, he sailed trans-Atlantic years later as a first class passenger aboard the Italian Line’s SS GIULIO CESARE. In June 2004 Maccioni published his biography, ... Read More »
The French passenger liner SS La Marseillaise is seen arriving in Marseillaise from Vietnam during the 1950s. She was the largest and most luxurious ship operated by by the steamship company Messageries Maritimes. La Marseillaise operated between France and the Far East. The elegant vessel was launched in 1944 in ... Read More »
Social History and Cruise History – The Grace Line ad in Holiday Magazine 1956 – Cruising was much different in the 1950s. Looking at the photos, in comparison to today’s ships, you could say it was much more civilized. Cruise History – THE GRACE LINE – In the mid 1800s, ... Read More »
Cruise History – THE LAST VOYAGE – THE MS STELLA POLARIS – the most famous cruise ship of all time. THE MS STELLA POLARIS: A great video of the last voyage of the most famous cruise ship of the thirties, the inter war years and probably even in the history ... Read More »