Empress of Ireland memorial serviette, 1914
Please note that this gallery is closed from 22 October 2014. The Empress of Ireland display will move to the Life at Sea galleryfrom 15 November 2014.
This memorial serviette by S Burgess, Strand, London, was produced in tribute to the Empress of Ireland. It is printed with the text:
'IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF THE
LIVES LOST ON THE EMPRESS OF IRELAND
IN THE RIVER ST LAWRENCE
MAY 29th 1914'
The names of the passengers and crew who were lost in the disaster are listed around an image of the ship.
Accession number DX/1174/b