The Atlantic | 7-8 July 1928

DATE July 7th
PLACE Aboard the SS Caronia on the Atlantic
This is a swell boat, an easy one to get lost on. We had a little storm today and the boat is rocking quite a little Wonderful wind, that saves me from being sick. Met a Miss Josephy and a friend who are Jews, but very nice. I am enjoying my self a lot in my own company I met a very nice man from Philadelphia and we had a long visit, discovered that our chaperone teaches at Mary [1], Mlle Gabriele Bataille.

ON THIS DAY
Sliced bread was sold for the first time by a bakery in Chillicothe, Missouri, using Otto Frederick Rohwedder‘s technology.

RMS CaroniaDATE July 8th
PLACE On SS Caronia
Today the weather is great and we are going along the Gulf Stream. Went swimming all morning and had lots of fun. Met 4 Cornell Boys one Mr Henry [2]. All very nice. Met two others whose names I know not as yet. Went swimming in the afternoon and had lots of fun again. I received a Wireless from Mother and Dad.

Vincent Price Journal 1928 (reproduced courtesy of Peter Fuller)

Vincent Price Journal 1928 (reproduced courtesy of Peter Fuller)

DID YOU KNOW?
In 1926, the passenger accommodation on the SS Caronia underwent a complete refit to accommodate 452 cabin class, 365 tourist class and 650 3rd class passengers.

EDITOR’S NOTES
[1] Mary Institute and St Louis Country Day, St Louis, Missouri. Vincent attended the Independent School between 1922 and 1929. You can read all about his school days in a specially-written article by MICDS archivist, Cliff Saxton. [Click here to read].
[2] Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Watch a film about Cornell University in 1928 here.

[sic] Although Vincent misspells words in his journal, we have kept them as he wrote them.

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