This Is What Passengers on the Titanic Ate Right Before the Ship Sank

Ever wonder what was served during the last lunch aboard the Titanic?

On September 30, 2015, an auction by Lion Heart Autographis in New York City will auction off some rare historical artifacts from the RMS Titanic. The auction marks the 30th anniversary of the wreckage’s discovery.

One of those items is a lunch menu from April 14, 1912.

The menu is expected to sell for $50,000 to $70,000 and gives an exclusive look into what first-class passengers were doing on the fateful day the ship struck and iceberg and sank into the frigid waters of the Atlantic.

In the hours before the ship went down, what were people eating?


The menu was saved by survivor Abraham Lincoln Salomon, a wealthy first-class passenger, according to LiveScience.

He was able to salvage the bill of fare by folding it up and placing it into his pocket.

Salomon was one of five passengers who boarded Lifeboat No. 1, also dubbed “Money Boat.” Although there were a total of 16 lifeboats aboard the Titanic that could hold roughly 40 people, there have been speculative rumors that crew members were bribed to keep other passengers from boarding. So, instead of rescuing those exposed to the icy water, they let them freeze and drown to death.

Learn more about the “Money Boat” over on LiveScience, or to check out additional items up for sale at the auction you can go here.