Cunard Line’s RMS QUEEN MARY – First class lounge – Departure Day – 1952

from the Marine Salon…

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The picture above could easily be mistaken for the lounge of a grand hotel in the early 1950s. It’s not. First class passengers are seated in the main lounge of the RMS Queen Mary and they are dressed to kill. A contrast from today’s tennis shoes, pant suits and baseball caps.

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The ship will soon be sailing soon from New York’s Pier 90 North River to Southampton.  Perhaps these passengers are booked in the double cabin seen below. 

The RMS Queen Mary stateroom exemplifies the padding of elegant domesticity in the late 1930s  Amid the homely objects and decor, only the porthole reminds us of the seagoing location.  

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