History - Titanic
In one of the rarest finds when it comes to Titanic memorabilia, a cigar box that belonged to the captain of RMS Titanic, Edward John Smith was auctioned off last year in Liverpool, U.K. This extremely vital component of Titanic’s history fetched an astounding $39,700, thus affirming its place in the elite list of the most expensive Titanic memorabilia sold at auction.
Hearses lined up on Halifax wharf waiting to receive bodies of Titanic victims.
New York City Mass Transit of the 1910's.
Sailor David Blair forgot to leave a key as the Titanic set off on its maiden voyage.His shipmates were unable to open a locker containing the binoculars that were to look out.Lookout Fred Fleet, who survived the disaster later told an official inquiry that if they had binoculars they would have seen the iceberg sooner,"Enough to get out of the way." 95 years later, the key is up for auction along with a postcard from Mr Blair telling of his disappointment at not being on the maiden voyage.
These whistles, recovered from Titanic, are apparently the largest ever made.
This parallelogram describes the area covered by the Five Ice Warnings radioed to the the Titanic.
ELLEN O'CONNELL/Staff Photographer Rosemary Urillo of Hazleton displays an April 19, 1912 edition of an Extra The Evening Mail newspaper she found in a family-owned garage. The newspaper contains personal experiences of those who survived the sinking of the Titanic as well as stories of those who perished.
POSTAL TELEGRAPH - COMMERCIAL CABLES CABLEGRAM 247W.SW. 6-- 622pm Cherbourg. Apl.10th,1912 Daniel Chesterfield, Richmond-Va. On Board Titanic. Cablegram sent from Robert W. Daniel to his mother Hallie Wise (Williams) Daniel of Richmond, Virginia (Virginia Historical Society, Mss2 D2235 b)
THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY Received at No. 1217 East Main Street, Richmond, Va. 54 RD W 26, Duplicate. sx, New York April 18,12 Mrs. James R Daniel, 1001 Floyd Ave, Richmond, Va. Will you or any member of family meet Robt W Daniel reported on board Carpathia due tonight if so at what hotel can you be seen. Newyork Sun. 406 PM
THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY Received at No. 1621 West Broad Street 25 RD W S. Cu, Phila, pa April 15,12 Mrs J R V Daniel, Chesterfield, Richmond, va. Reports Titanic exaggerated entering halifax harbor all safe. C P Stokes. 1252 PM Charlie Stokes sent a telegram to Robert Daniel's mother in the afternoon of 15 April stating that all is well with Titanic and it is entering Halifax harbor (Virginia Historical Society, Mss2 D2235 b).
POSTAL TELEGRAPH - COMMERCIAL CABLES TELEGRAM Received at Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA 7rd b 8 Phila.Pa/Apl.16-12 Mrs. Jas. Daniels The Chesterfield Richmond Va. It is authentically reported Bob safe on Carpathia. Charlie (Stokes?) 1056AM (Virginia Historical Society, Mss2 D2235 b).