Titanic last lunch menu up for sale

The Titanic’s last lunch menu, saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called “Money Boat” before the ocean liner went down, is going to auction, where it is estimated it will raise $50,000-$70,000 (€44,637- €62,492.)

Online auctioneer Lion Heart Autographs in New York is offering the menu and two other previously unknown artifacts from Lifeboat 1 on September 30.

The auction marks the 30th anniversary of the wreckage’s discovery at the bottom of the Atlantic.

Abraham Lincoln Salomon was one of a handful of first-class passengers to board the lifeboat, dubbed the “Money Boat” by the press because of unfounded rumours one of them bribed seven crew members to quickly row the boat away from the sinking ship rather than rescue others.

The menu, which listed corned beef, dumplings, and other savouries, is signed on the back in pencil by another first-class passenger, Isaac Gerald Frauenthal, who escaped on another lifeboat.

Salomon also took away a printed ticket from the ship’s opulent Turkish baths, which recorded a person’s weight when seated in a specially-designed chair.

One of four tickets known to exist, it is estimated it will raise $7,500-$10,000.


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