Where are your family heirlooms?

I received these pictures from a friend, a "garbologist", or just plain ol' garbage man.

He found a box of old pictures on someone's tree lawn. In the box were some familiy treasures. Pictures that had to date back to the 1800s. Ready to go to a dumping site, lost forever.

In this box of treasures I discovered black & pictures of two ships, docked next to each other. I was so intrigued by these pictures I was determined to find out their identify. I exhausted my enclyclopedias. I was able to identify the ship on the left...the Normandie but couldn't identify the one on the right. Finally I met up with the Curator of the Steamship Museum in England via email and sent him copies of the pictures. He identified the second ship as the Queen Elizabeth. They evidently were docked in New York (1940) next to each for only about a week, shortly before the Queen Elizabeth was sent off to service in World War II.

I'm sure you all know the story of the Normandie (renamed the U.S.S. Lafayette). While she was being converted for wartime service, in 1942, fire broke out on the great ship and she was destroyed.

If you would like to read more on the history of these great ocean liners and others go to Ships of State - The Great Atlantic Liners

The point of sharing these wonderful pictures with you is......where are your family heirlooms? Make sure they're safe! You don't want them winding up on a tree lawn and eventually in a dump site.

I hope you enjoy them!


Normandie & Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth


Amber Dalakas

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