A letter from a first-class passenger on board the Titanic. The piece was penned by Adolphe Saalfeld, on three sides of stationery from the doomed vessel, to his “wifey”, Gertrude, still home in Britain. His words give a rare glimpse into day-to-day life on the maiden voyage of the Titanic, which sank on April 15, 1912 with the loss of 1,517 lives.
china tea cup used by first class passengers on titanic-artafact
Theodore Ely condolence letter, 1912 Confusion reigned after Titanic’s sinking as wireless operators and the press broadcast rumors. Thirty thousand people—including reporters, relatives of Titanic passengers, and the curious—greeted the rescue ship Carpathia when she docked in New York on April 18, 1912. “I went to New York to meet the Carpathia in the desperate hope that dear Frank might after all be one of those rescued from the Titanic.”
Third class china used by passengers and the crew