In December 1934 the people in this room were on a cruise on the Holland-America Line’s S.S. Rotterdam IV (1908-1940). I have several photos which once belonged to the dark-haired couple sitting in the back of the room. He has his left arm around her and a glass raised in his right hand. Their identities are a mystery.
Information about the cruise is elusive, but New Year’s celebrations were evidently an important part of it.
Photo by National Tours staff photographer Keith Sharp.