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Titanic Lunch Menu May Fetch $150K

It's from the ship's final day and goes up for auction next month
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2012 3:48 PM CST
Titanic Lunch Menu May Fetch $150,000
In this April 10, 1912, photo, the Titanic leaves Southampton, England, on her maiden voyage to New York City.   (AP Photo, File)

(Newser) – A lunch menu from the Titanic's final day afloat is expected to fetch about $150,000 when it goes up for auction in England next month, reports the Telegraph. The menu came from a first-class table: The wife of San Francisco banker Washington Dodge tucked it into her purse at lunch, and she ended up being one of the survivors who made it onto a lifeboat later.

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''The menu carries the all-important date of April 14 and gives the reader a fascinating insight into the culinary life of Titanic's elite passengers," says a spokesman for auctioneer Henry Aldridge & Son. Those tastes included eggs Argenteuil, consomme fermier, chicken a la Maryland, galantine of chicken, and grilled mutton chops. (Read more Titanic stories.)

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