A colored postcard (9x14 cm) sent April 4, 1912, by Ervin G. Lewy, a first-class Titanic passenger and later a victim of the Titanic disaster on April 14, 1912, to Mr. H.B. Judy of Chicago.
The postcard was sent one week before his death. He worked for the diamond merchants Lewy Bros Co and was sent to the Amsterdam office of his company.
On 15 January 1912 Lewy departed for Amsterdam on a diamond purchasing trip. For his return to Chicago, he boarded the Titanic at Southampton on 10 April 1912 as a first-class passenger (ticket number17612 which cost £27, 14s, 5d). Whilst aboard he telegrammed his brother Jay indicating and he was en route home aboard Titanic and that was the last word they heard from him. He died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.
The handwritten company postcard sent by Lewy mentions diamonds that he saw/bought in Amsterdam and he says "before mounting" (possibly referring to his return trip). He stayed in Amsterdam at the Tulpstraat 2, the Amstel hotel.
There is conflicting information whether he boarded Titanic at Cherbourg or Southampton.
Bottom left corner in later handwritten ink script "Lost on White Star SS Titanic April 14th, 1912."
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- Briefkaart geschreven en verzonden door Titanic Disaster Victim Ervin G. Lewy
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- 9×14 cm