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father francis browne, who took the photos of the titanic
This typed letter, dated April 18, 1912, is from John Snyder's father, Frank, to his brother, Fred, detailing the aftermath of the historic sinking of the Titanic. "As you can imagine we have been under a pretty severe strain for the past three or four days on account of the wrecking of the Titanic on which boat John and Nelle sailed," the letter says in its opening sentence. (Courtesy Philip Weiss Auctions)
Portrait of Mrs. Jacob Astor Mrs John Jacob Astor (Madeleine Force), 18, was the wife of millionaire John Jacob Astor , they had been on an extended honeymoon in Egypt and Paris and, in the spring of 1912, decided to return to America as First Class passengers on board the brand new Titanic .