It was taken as a souvenir by two fishmonger brothers, Richard and Stanley May, who used the Titanic as a way to reach Queenstown, Ireland
, and departed the next day.
In Millet's final letter, mailed from the Titanic in Queenstown, Ireland
, four days before it went down, the artist wrote to another friend that a perusal of the passenger list had led him to believe that there were a good number of "our people" on the voyage.
The ship's voyage to Southampton, then to its other European ports of call in Cherbourg, France, and Queenstown, Ireland
, are detailed in turn: The numbers and notables who boarded, their stories and tales of excitement about the voyage to New York ahead.
April 12 - The Titanic leaves Queenstown, Ireland
, and sails through calm Atlantic waters.
It was posted at Queenstown, Ireland
, three days before the Titanic struck an iceberg in 1912, sinking the vessel and killing 1520 people.
The card was posted from Queenstown, Ireland
, where Mr May got off the doomed liner.
On the bottom he scrawled the words, 'This is the first meal ever served on board' and posted it to his future wife Ellen Whitehouse on April 10 when the ship called at Queenstown, Ireland
, on the ship's ill-fated maiden voyage.