In this original photo, a few survivors from the Titanic can be seen in lifeboats out in the open ocean, rowing towards the rescue ship, the Carpathia. After the Titanic sent out its distress call, the Carpathia, which was also sailing for New York, steamed ahead to pick up survivors. Of the 2,228 people on board the Titanic, only 705 passengers survived.
This original photo shows another lifeboat with its sail up full of Titanic survivors as it makes its way to the rescue ship, the Carpathia. The Titanic sank at 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912. The Carpathia arrived at 4:00 a.m. that same morning. (Courtesy Philip Weiss Auctions)