curtainfabric

This piece of floral fabric was used to trim curtains in Titanic’s first class staterooms. Two patterns were designed specifically for the ship – floral and fruit. The curtains would have been switched after each leg of the journey to keep the staterooms looking clean and fresh. After the sinking of the Titanic, the remaining curtains could not be used on another ship due to superstition and negative press, so the White Star Line promptly auctioned off their remaining stock. This piece comes from the home of an elderly woman whose mother attended the White Star Line auction in 1912.

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