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Emigration

Emigration means leaving one's native country or region in order to settle in another. This collection relates primarily to the social history surrounding the migration of people from Ulster and their settlement in North America from 1600 onwards. We also have a growing collection of material directly related to the process of emigration.

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Cookie cutter

Cookie cutter

Cookie cutter, heart-shaped with strap handle. Metal. Grandmother of donor. Isabella Dunne, emigrated to America. She brought this back from New York ...

Collarette

Collarette

Orange Order collarette, purple velvet edged with gold metal fringing, backed with purple cotton. Belonged to George K. Scott, Supreme Grand Master of...

music box

music box

Titanic - China music box with “Heart of the Ocean” plastic gem stone on lid, limited edition souvenir produced to cash in on film release, c.1990s...

side plate

side plate

Side or tea plate, 2nd Class, Bradford pattern (dark blue), chips to under side of rim, dated 1928...

advertising card

advertising card

Advertising card, the reverse showing Steerage accommodation, c.1880s....

sugar bowl

sugar bowl

China sugar bowl. This china pattern known as “English Rose” was specially designed for use in Olympic and Titanic’s Restaurants. The interlocking let...

carte de visite

carte de visite

S.S. Atlantic (1871) - carte de visite painting of ship by Samuel Walters, reverse of card Cabin deck plan, published 1871....

silver shilling

silver shilling

Olympic - Silver shilling dated 1897 with hanging loop, the reverse engraved “CANADIANS From the Olympic Dec. 8. 18.”...

photograph

photograph

Obverse: Teutonic - Saloon (before plaster panels were fitted), c.1880s, reverse: Teutonic - Smoke Room, c.1880s...

DEMAG advert

DEMAG advert

DEMAG crane builder advert showing floating crane (illustration) putting boiler into Olympic, c.1910...

postcard

postcard

'Andrews Memorial Hall, Comber, Co. Down, N. Ireland' real photographic postcard, c.1950s...

postcard

postcard

Olympic: Official colour artist impression of the Restaurant, c.1911...

serving dish

serving dish

Britannia metal serving dish....

report

report

Report regarding 'alleged misuse of British Hospital Ships'....

saucer

saucer

White Star Line 1st Class Restaurant silver-plated saucer. The silver-plated tableware used in the Olympic, Titanic and Majestic 1st Class Restaurants...

fruit dish

fruit dish

Fruit dish, china, oval shape, 1st Class pattern, in turquoise, brown and gold decoration, c.1910s...

"Titanic"

"Titanic"

Model of 'Titanic' on red mount. One-off preproduction pewter model on stand of vessel sent to Paul Louden-Brown for approval before entering producti...

bottle

bottle

Titanic 'Black Star' Vodka (unopened) miniature bottle of spirit, c.1980s...

pill box

pill box

China pill box in shape of Titanic, French made, c.1980s...

fork

fork

White Star Line 1st Class silver-plated fork....

tablecloth

tablecloth

White Star Line 1st Class damask linen tablecloth. Manufactured by Wm. Liddell & Co., Belfast....

postcard

postcard

Postcard of Titanic Engineers’ Memorial, Southampton with unveiling wreath, April 1914...

napkin holder

napkin holder

Silver napkin holder....

autograph

autograph

Charles A. Bartlett autograph on album page “Chas. A. Bartlett Captain R.N.R. H.M.H.S. Britannic 6.11.16.” The vessel sank a few days later after stri...

napkin

napkin

White Star Line 3rd Class paper napkin. Paper, rather than linen, napkins were provided for 3rd Class passengers. This example dates from the 1910s....

souvenir life ring

souvenir life ring

Adriatic (1907) painted life ring with Star & Stripes and Red Ensign with inset printed picture of vessel, made by G. A. Pratt, Southampton, (rope det...

water jug

water jug

Enamelware water jug, 3rd Class and crew, c.1900s. Manufactured by Richard Patterson & Co., Belfast....

postcard

postcard

Harland & Wolff's Shipbuilding Yard coloured photographic card showing stern of two White Star liners under construction, c.1900s...

toast rack

toast rack

White Star Line 3rd Class toast rack, c.1910s....

dinner plate

dinner plate

White Star Line 3rd Class dinner plate, c.1910s....

fish knife

fish knife

White Star Line 1st Class silver-plated fish knife....

teaspoon

teaspoon

White Star Line 1st Class silver-plated teaspoon....

sauce jug

sauce jug

White Star Line 1st Class Restaurant silver-plated sauce jug. The silver-plated tableware used in the Olympic, Titanic and Majestic 1st Class Restaura...

booklet

booklet

White Star Line American Services, Booklet of Second Class Views, 1912...

plate

plate

Dinner plate, 2nd Class, Bradford pattern (dark blue), c.1910s...

memorial card

memorial card

In Sacred Memory of Titanic folded memorial card, 1912...

luggage label

luggage label

White Star Line 3rd Class luggage label, c.1900s....

egg cup

egg cup

White Star Line 3rd Class eggcup, c.1910s....

serving dish

serving dish

White Star Line 1st Class silver plated serving dish....

ticket

ticket

Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend Shipyard Launch of Q.T.S.S. Mauretania original ticket to her launch...

spoon

spoon

White Star Line 1st Class silver-plated teaspoon....

napkin ring

napkin ring

White Star Line 1st Class Restaurant silver-plated napkin ring. The silver-plated tableware used in the Olympic, Titanic and Majestic 1st Class Restau...

ashtray

ashtray

White Star Line 1st Class Restaurant silver-plated ashtray/match holder. The silver-plated tableware used in the Olympic, Titanic and Majestic 1st Cla...

serving dish

serving dish

White Star Line 1st Class Restaurant silver-plated serving dish. The silver-plated tableware used in the Olympic, Titanic and Majestic 1st Class Resta...

dinner plate

dinner plate

China dinner plate in Maddocks black pattern, top marked with White Star Line title in ribbon and 'Meat' in English and Jewish script for use of 3rd (...

coffee pot

coffee pot

White Star Line 3rd Class Britannia metal coffee pot, c.1910s....

booklet

booklet

White Star Line agents booklet of railway fares to ports of disembarkation and prices, 1896....

table knife

table knife

Electroplated table knife with bone handle....

salad plate

salad plate

Losol Ware: Crescent shaped salad plate...

postcard

postcard

James Scott & Co. offices and White Star Line wharf, Queenstown....

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