Daisy Cashmore Tour Guide

Download the tour guide here – 1.18 MB [MOV file]

Hear from Daisy the low down of some of the passengers onboard

“Good evening. I see you’ve found the grand staircase. Lovely isn’t it? And of course you’ll see absolutely everyone passing through here on their way to dinner. The Astors themselves just went down. Colonel John Jacob Astor is one of the world’s wealthiest men you know. I hear he’s worth more than 107 million dollars. They have one of the most expensive suites on board. Their tickets alone cost more than 4,000 dollars.

Mrs Astors, she was Miss Madeline Force of New York, is the Colonel’s second wife. They’ve been married only since September and have been touring the continent since. I hear their already expecting a child. I do hope the voyage isn’t too difficult for poor Madeline. She’s only 19 can you imagine?

Then there’s Izzy, Isidor Straus. He’s a partner in Macys and Law and Taylor in New York. Such lovely emporiums, don’t you agree? He was born in Bavaria but I hear he grew up in Georgia. I hear he even tried to join the Confederate army. They wouldn’t have him. Mrs Straus is along as well.

Oh, that’s Archie Butt. Major Archibald Willingham Butt I should say. He’s returning from a very important mission from the Pope in Rome and he’s carrying a message back to President Taft. But when he is off-duty Archie is such a gay-blade! Have him tell you about being sent to the Pacific with a boat load of mules, it’s too amusing. The Paige is playing ‘The Roast Beef of Old England’, that’s the call to dinner. Perhaps we’ll see you again later?”

~ by taoot on January 13, 2011.

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