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Style and Speed: Passenger Liner Travel of the 20th Century

May 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Durham Museum
801 S 10th St
NE 68108
Included with Museum Admission (Free to Members!)
Style and Speed: Passenger Liner Travel of the 20th Century

Exhibit on display May 22 – October 3, 2021

In the early 20th century, passenger liner travel dominated the ocean waves. The rise of luxury ship companies like the White Star Line produced some of the most famous passenger liners in maritime history. Companies competed to outdo each other in luxury and speed. Social elites on either side of the Atlantic enjoyed an unparalleled experience sacrificing no comfort for the voyage. This exhibition presents a brief history of this golden age of transatlantic travel, using local stories such as Emil Brandeis’ ill-fated trip aboard the RMS Titanic and local society pages which brought news to Omaha of its citizens’ travels abroad.

Photo: Returning from India, 1920-1930, From Photograph Album of Ms. Eugenie Whitmore, The Durham Museum Permanent Collection