A rare & important travel diary from two Edwardian ladies who were traveling around much of the globe which begun on June 23rd 1914 out of Philadelphia, Pa. The great ocean liners they sailed on included the late great RMS Lusitania and the S.S.Aaro which the Germans sunk on the 1st of August in the year 1916 during World War 1. The diary measures 3 ¾" x 6 inches and contains over 50 well packed and scrapbook filled styled pages. There are some scarce photos of the exterior and interior of the Lusitania that are carefully glued in the pages, along with photos and writings of the multiple places these sisters visited and entertained during a vacation of a lifetime , Which includes a page devoted strictly to the travel miles of every city around the world they visited. There is a notation on the cover that bravely states; "We know not what is ahead of us and that is a blessing to start with". And what a fabulous journey it was as they traveled by boat, train, horse,wagon and foot to places around Europe, Scandinavia and the United Kingdom. The diary is well written with intriguing comments about the great Lusitania in which they traveled during first long leg of their journey.
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