Deguio, Lydia

Lydia Deguio papers, 1953–2001.
1 box (0.2 linear feet).
About Lydia Deguio

Lydia Deguio traveled aboard and collected ephemera related to SS United States and SS Bremen. SS United States (also known as “The Big U”) is an ocean liner built in 1952 for the United States Lines. At 53,329 gross tons, she is the largest ocean liner to date built entirely in the United States and still holds the record for the fastest westbound transatlantic crossing. In 1953, Lydia Deguio was taken by her uncle to France on the SS United States. The third North German Lloyd liner to be given the name, SS Bremen was originally the French luxury liner cum troopship Pasteur.

About the collection

Collection of photographs, menus, passenger lists, brochures, on-board newspapers, luggage stickers, postcards, abstract logs and other ephemera related to DeGuio’s voyages to and from France on SS United States in 1953, and menus and brochures related to a Thanksgiving cruise to Bermuda on SS Bremen in 1966. The collection also includes a two page personal narrative describing her experiences aboard the United States and in France, written in 2001.

  • DeGuio, Lydia
  • Transatlantic voyages
  • United States (Steamship)
  • Bremen (Steamship)
  • United States Lines Company
  • France — Description and travel
Types of material
  • Ephemera
  • Menus
  • Photographs
  • Postcards
  • Newspapers
  • Passenger lists
Reference files
  • Passenger Ships
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