Andrews had done much of the interior design, providing it with heavy mahogany panelling, carved in place, then inlaid with mother-of-pearl. There were leaded glass windows, stained glass artworks. Money was not merely available for the Titanic; no expense had been spared, not where the customers could see it being spent.
1911: Invite to the launch of the Titanic - “Shipyard worker’s ticket for the launch of Titanic, 31 May 1911. “This ticket was issued to Mr David Moneypenny, a Harland & Wolff painter who worked on Titanic’s first-class accommodation. The creases in the ticket suggest it was folded and kept in his pocket.” -National Museums, Northern Ireland
LETTER WRITTEN ON BOARD RMS TITANIC The famous Letter to Gladys was written mailed and one of the few rare correspondence that survived. Edwina Troutt wrote it to her friend describing how lovely the ship is. Many years later at a Titanic Historical Society meeting, which she was an Honour Member, she was a very surprised lady when Edward Kamuda showed her that letter she had written so many years ago!
At Shepheard's Hotel in Cairo, a fortune-teller in a maroon fez, told Alice Fortune, "You are in danger every time you travel on the sea, for I see you adrift on the ocean in an open boat," he said. "You will lose everything but your life." Later, before boarding the Titanic, she joked to a fellow traveler, "You have forgotten that I am a dangerous person to travel with."