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Salmon mayonnaise, eggs Argenteuil, grilled mutton chops, corned ox tongue and jacket potatoes. Those lunch items are not only a culinary snapshot of the upper class Edwardian diet, but they are also a tragic portrait of the last meal of the victims of the Titanic. Now an original copy of that lunch menu is heading to the auction block and is expected to bring in over $150,000.
The menu was saved from sinking by Ruth Dodge, a passenger traveling with her husband, Dr. Washington Dodge and their son. As many tourists seeking a souvenir of their travels, Mrs. Dodge tucked the menu into her handbag. According to an article in the Telegraph, Mrs. Dodge and her son survived the tragedy along with the menu, which had remained in her bag. Dr. Dodge himself was saved from the sinking vessel…
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