{"id":1047398318127,"title":"POTSDAM: 1900 - Deck plan from 1903 w\/ notes \u0026 photos","handle":"potsdam-1900-deck-plan-from-1903-w-notes-photos","description":"\u003cp\u003eHolland America Line:  Saved from a 1903 crossing on the POTSDAM of 1900, an 11” by 21” tissue deck plan with “extras”.  The plan is for sister ship NOORDAM of 1902 but marked up by a POTSDAM passenger. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThree decks are shown – Promenade, Saloon, and Upper.  The ship carried 282 in First Class and 210 in Second.  Lurking lower in the hull and not shown were 1,800 in steerage.  First Class passengers enjoyed a Smoke Room, Drawing Room, and a nominal Library crammed around the domed arch of the Dining Saloon on the deck below.  Second Class passengers had a Ladies Room, Smoke Room with a Bar, and a Dining Saloon packed with seats.  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhomever originally possessed this plan was deeply interested in the voyage.  Cabin 4 on Saloon Deck is marked as “Our Stateroom”.  On the back of the plan are glued three interior photos – a stateroom, Smoking Room, and the Dining Saloon showing part of the light well and overhead dome.  On the side of the cabin photo is a legend stating “Reverse of our Stateroom” in artistic penmanship so perfect that I need a magnifying glass to see that it was not originally part of the photo page. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe most unique addition to the plan is a detailed log of the voyage glued onto the bottom.  The POTSDAM departed New York on May 23, 1903, in seas noted as “decidedly rough”.  Two sea gulls were drawn in for effect.  For the next eight days weather observations are written down along with other notes such as, on the 25th, “rolling considerably, frames on table at lunch, first (and only occurrence).”  Then, on the 28th, “Fine - p.m. sailing vessel – concert, auction \u0026amp; 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dance after dinner - $200.00 realized for Life Safety Stations, Holland.”  On the 30th the POTSDAM disembarked passengers for Boulogne “in a thunderstorm”, followed by “notes continued on p. 6.”  Alas, there is no page 6.  Never mind, our mystery writer has provided us for delightful insight into this voyage 114-years ago.  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVery good condition.      \u003c\/p\u003e"}

POTSDAM: 1900 - Deck plan from 1903 w/ notes & photos

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Holland America Line:  Saved from a 1903 crossing on the POTSDAM of 1900, an 11” by 21” tissue deck plan with “extras”.  The plan is for sister ship NOORDAM of 1902 but marked up by a POTSDAM passenger. 

Three decks are shown – Promenade, Saloon, and Upper.  The ship carried 282 in First Class and 210 in Second.  Lurking lower in the hull and not shown were 1,800 in steerage.  First Class passengers enjoyed a Smoke Room, Drawing Room, and a nominal Library crammed around the domed arch of the Dining Saloon on the deck below.  Second Class passengers had a Ladies Room, Smoke Room with a Bar, and a Dining Saloon packed with seats.  

Whomever originally possessed this plan was deeply interested in the voyage.  Cabin 4 on Saloon Deck is marked as “Our Stateroom”.  On the back of the plan are glued three interior photos – a stateroom, Smoking Room, and the Dining Saloon showing part of the light well and overhead dome.  On the side of the cabin photo is a legend stating “Reverse of our Stateroom” in artistic penmanship so perfect that I need a magnifying glass to see that it was not originally part of the photo page. 

The most unique addition to the plan is a detailed log of the voyage glued onto the bottom.  The POTSDAM departed New York on May 23, 1903, in seas noted as “decidedly rough”.  Two sea gulls were drawn in for effect.  For the next eight days weather observations are written down along with other notes such as, on the 25th, “rolling considerably, frames on table at lunch, first (and only occurrence).”  Then, on the 28th, “Fine - p.m. sailing vessel – concert, auction & dance after dinner - $200.00 realized for Life Safety Stations, Holland.”  On the 30th the POTSDAM disembarked passengers for Boulogne “in a thunderstorm”, followed by “notes continued on p. 6.”  Alas, there is no page 6.  Never mind, our mystery writer has provided us for delightful insight into this voyage 114-years ago.  

Very good condition.      

$125.00
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