Princess Vilma arrives in New York City, aboard The Abraham Lincoln steamship.

It Happened on
December 29, 1910

Princess Lwoff-Parlaghy, on the Way to New York, played Santa Claus for 180 Youths, aboard the steamship Abraham Lincoln, of the Hamburg America Line. She wrote a manifesto in three languages to explain her plans to gift all of the children on the ship with something for Christmas. The journalists were entertained with cigars and booze and Captain Hanh got to spend some time with Her Serene Highness.

Princess Vilma with her black and white toy dogs, the less cumbersome of her repertoire of companion animals.

Cover of the Holland America brochure for 1910.

December 29, 1910 in The Boston Globe. Full Article and conext of page.

This report by The Princess can be appreciated in context so we know who is coordinating their work, at the time. The Princess Vilma is seen next to The First Lady (The Leader of Plus Ultra) Mrs. Taft.

People featured in this post:

Engelbert Humperdinck

Rossetter G. Cole

Author, Composer and speaker to the the Music Teachers' National Association

Helen Herron Taft

Wife of President William Howard Taft and the first lady of the United States from 1909 to 1913

Helena Keith-Falconer, Countess of Kintore

Duchess of Manchester

Princess Vilma Lwoff-Parlaghy

Her serene Highness - Prolific portraitist of notable Europeans and Americans

Geraldine Farrar

American soprano opera singer and film actress, noted for her beauty, acting ability, and