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Lusitania medal, a copy of the 1915 medal struck by Karl Goetz, photographed 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
November 23, 1935
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Related to the article, "Echo Heard of Lusitania. Medal Carried by U-Boat Operator Found Giving Expected Sinking Date," Los Angeles Times, 1 Dec. 1935: 8. The story related in this article, stating that the medal was struck for the submarine crew in advance of the sinking of the Lusitania, is fiction.
Copy of the original 1915 Lusitania medal struck by Karl Goetz showing the Lusitania going down. This copy has much less detail than the British copies shown online. Inscribed: GESCHAFT UBER ALLES [business above all] CUNA LINIE / CUNARD / FAHRKARTEN/AUSGABE [ticket office] [newspaper headline reads:] U/BOO[T]/GEFAH[R] [U-boat danger].
Text from negative sleeve: 2961. C. S. Van Auker & Lusitania medal. 11-23-35. [Stamped:] Nov 28 1935.
b&w nitrate negative
Lusitania (Steamship)
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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