Titanic

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Titanic

Post by jthomas1264 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:54 pm

My daughter and I made a stop at the Titanic exhibit in Las Vegas. I highly recommend it if you find yourself with a bit of time on your hands. I picked up a few souvenirs and thought you fellows might appreciate this photo.
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Re: Titanic

Post by Kyle76 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:14 pm

Cool!
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Re: Titanic

Post by EL Alamein » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:32 pm

Wow, are they selling that stuff as souvenirs?

When the exhibit was at the Franklin Institute many years ago here in Philadelphia I went to it. I was very pleased with it and even got to touch one of the davits they had on display brought up from the sea floor.

As far as I remember they did not sell anything like you have in your picture as souvenirs at the time. But in the exhibit I did spy a Truefitt ceramic shaving cream tub which was brought up from the wreck. It was fascinating.

I will say this though about the scents in your picture - I am dubious that any of them existed in 1912.

An old hand named Gordon, who used to post here, said Astor was created later in the 1980's despite Trumper's claims. The English Fern might be the exception as it is a modern recreation of an old classic that would have been available at the time from what he wrote.

Penhaligons is a resurrected perfumer reproducing their classic scents from the turn of the century as well as creating their own modern scents so I can't be sure about the Halfeti as I know nothing about it. It may be a resurrected scent or a completely new creation. My guess it that it's a completely new scent as Basenotes.com list it's launch year as 2015 while English Fern's launch year is listed as 1911. Either way, enjoy them!

I have to say that I love English Fern as it's an excellent scent (though I no longer wear scent). Very reminiscent of old times.

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Re: Titanic

Post by CMur12 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:22 pm

I'm not sure what I'm seeing.

Are these reproductions of things found on the ship?

Are they reproductions of products men at the time might have had on the ship?

Thanks.

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Re: Titanic

Post by fallingwickets » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:43 am

many years ago here in Philadelphia
totally off topic: Im coming to philly first thing sat morning to have tacos! :D :D :D

http://southphillybarbacoa.com/

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Post by drmoss_ca » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:27 am

In 1981, during my first trip to Halifax, I visited the Titanic exhibit in the Museum of the Atlantic. The wreck hadn't been discovered in those days, and it was mostly floating debris that had been picked up - deckchairs (definitely re-arranged!) etc. Then to the sad graveyard, ingloriously tucked around the back of a large shopping mall, with the rows of little black markers, most unidentified. Wretched business.
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Post by EL Alamein » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:08 pm

fallingwickets wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:43 am
many years ago here in Philadelphia
totally off topic: Im coming to philly first thing sat morning to have tacos! :D :D :D

http://southphillybarbacoa.com/

clive
Clive, enjoy the tacos. We have taco night here in our home a few times a month and daughter number 3 always celebrates by playing and singing the following song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3YmHZ9HMPs

Hope you enjoy.

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Re: Titanic

Post by jthomas1264 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:35 pm

Well, I really don’t know if these are replicas of what might have been on the Titanic. I do know that some of the stuff sold in the gift shop are replications of the actual artifacts. I am sharing this picture only because I thought it was a fun, shaving-related image with a bit of history thrown in.

And, of course, the scents weren’t around then, but Penhsligon’s was, but I threw those in just for effect.

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Re: Titanic

Post by CMur12 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:06 am

Thanks for the explanation, jthomas1264. There are some nice-looking items in your photo.

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Post by brothers » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:35 am

Thanks for the details. I was confused when I thought the souvenir shop was selling those beautiful Penhaligons products. As you said, it makes a very attractive display.
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Re: Titanic

Post by EL Alamein » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:01 pm

jthomas, thanks for the clarification.

Off topic - I couldn't help thinking of Clive's post today as we had a corporate luncheon and to my surprise they served tacos. I texted daughter #3 "It's raining tacos".

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Re: Titanic

Post by fallingwickets » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:18 am

i laughed when i saw that video....my only regret is i watched the whole thing waiting for a different verse LOL

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Re: Titanic

Post by jww » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:57 am

One of these years, we will make our way over to Ireland during one of our trips to the UK and check out the https://titanicbelfast.com/
exhibit.

I have heard some incredible things about it.
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Re: Titanic

Post by EL Alamein » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:50 pm

fallingwickets wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:18 am
i laughed when i saw that video....my only regret is i watched the whole thing waiting for a different verse LOL

clive
Oh, Clive, I am so sorry!

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Re: Titanic

Post by fallingwickets » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:48 am

ill be playing it tomorrow enroute....i dont see why i should be the only one in my household to hear it :D :D
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Re: Titanic

Post by EL Alamein » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:33 pm

fallingwickets wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:48 am
ill be playing it tomorrow enroute....i dont see why i should be the only one in my household to hear it :D :D
Hear, hear!

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Re: Titanic

Post by fallingwickets » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:05 am

We got to south philly barbacoa around 8.30. Place was already in full swing by then. Hasd a soup and lamb and pork (which they sell by the kilo!!) tacos. Very, very tasty however i don't think I would do the 3+ hour round trip just for that again...maybe stop in at some of the other sites (reading etc) along the way.

Clive

p,s, for those interested, south philly barbacoa made up episode 1, season five of netflix's chef's table ...worth watching for the uplifting life story
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Re: Titanic

Post by EL Alamein » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:34 pm

Clive, glad you enjoyed yourself.

On/off topic, has anyone noticed that the movie Titanic has been playing a lot? I have no idea why but I caught it playing a few times in the last week.

Anyone know why? I don't think it's anniversary or anything so I'm stumped.

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Re: Titanic

Post by Kyle76 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:47 am

I’ve seen it on HBO lately. When they bring a movie back, you’ll see it a lot for awhile. I don’t know that there’s any significance as to timing.
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Re: Titanic

Post by EL Alamein » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:04 pm

I brought this up at dinner tonight and daughter #2 who is twelve years old said it was just popular right now.

Who knows.

Chris

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