Violet Constance Jessop (1887-1971) was an ocean liner stewardess and nurse who achieved fame by surviving the disastrous sinkings of sister ships RMS Titanic and HMHS Britannic in 1912 and 1916 respectively. In addition, she had been on board Titanic and Britannic′s other sister ship, RMS Olympic, when it collided with the protected cruiser HMS Hawke in 1911.
This extremely rare collection of photographs comes from the descendants of Titanic survivors John and Nelle Pillsbury Snyder. Philip Weiss Auctions was handling the collection's sale planned for Oct. 21, 2011. It's estimated to go for $50,000 to $75,000. This photo shows the Snyders, taken April 18, 1912, the day they disembarked from the ship Carpathia after surviving the sinking of the Titanic. (Courtesy Philip Weiss Auctions)
The Snyders, who both survived the sinking of the Titanic.
Water-stained violin proven to be the one that played Nearer my God to Thee by Wallace Hartley as the Titanic sank is found. It is the instrument that he played as the ship went down in the Atlantic, and that he later used as a buoyancy aid once Titanic went down. More to read on the page
Ruth Elizabeth Becker, known later as Ruth Becker Blanchard, was one of the youngest passengers on the Titanic at 12 years old, and until relatively recently was one of the few remaining Titanic survivors. Her story is harrowing, but it's inspirational that someone so young was able to exhibit such bravery, even in the face of a horrific disaster that few of us can truly picture in our minds. The daughter of a Lutheran missionary, Ruth was born in Guntur, India in 1899.
Seven year old Eva Hart survived the #Titanic along with her mother. She became one of the most recognizable figures associated with the disaster, appearing in several forms of media.
Titanic's Infamous Passengers Tell a Tale of Survival
Milton Snavely Hershey and wife were to have returned home on the Titanic and had even given a deposit of $300.00 for their tickets. Fate intervened when business prompted them to return earlier on the ship, Amerika. If not for fate there would be no Hershey's Chocolate
Madeleine Astor, Titanic survivor and wife of John Jacob Astor IV, ca. 1910.
Lucille Christiana, Lady Duff Gordon, 1919 by Arnold Genthe. English fashion designer and Titanic survivor. Raised in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
New York. April 22, 1912. "Titanic survivors." Brothers Michel ("Lolo") and Edmond Navratil, ages 4 and 2, whose father perished when the RMS Titanic sank 100 years ago today, and were known as the "Titanic orphans" until their mother was located in France. Our second look at these Titanic tots. Lolo, the last male survivor of the Titanic, died in 2001. Bain News Service photo.
The last living male survivor of the Titanic - pictured at left after the ship's sinking. He died in France in 2001.