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Grouping of early cruise & transport ship items – hatbands / cap tallys include the R.M.S. Lusitania (rare) – in gold lettering "R.M.S. Lusitania" flanked by a British flag on the right and an American flag on the left of the ship name. Overall excellent condition. Note – the RMS Lusitania was an ocean liner owned by the Cunard Line. The Lusitania was torpedoed by German U-boat U-20 on May 7th, 1915 and sank off the coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 of the 1,959 people aboard. The sinking of the Lusitania contributed to the entry of the United States into World War I. Additional items from this lot include hatbands from the R.M.S. Mauretania, Hamburg-Amerika Line D. Moltke, and Nordd. Lloyd D. Konigin Luise. Additional items include small silk flags from Great Britain, France, and a red, white, and black horizontal stripe flag. All hatbands and related flags date from the 1900 period and retain an early note, "Flags from countries visited by Dr. B-eohue(sp?) he and Dr. Lorugood (sp?) toured Europe in early 1900s -". All items in overall excellent condition. Circa 1900.