Anna Mae Dickinson was eight when she lost her father and narrowly escaped death herself on the Titanic. She was 11 when she lost her Aunt Olivia in the torpedoing of the Lusitania. She was 31 when she lost her first cousin Alfred in the Hindenberg explosion. She was 37 when she lost her nephew Thomas in the bombing of Pearl Harbor.And she was 97 when her tiny apartment was shaken and battered by the collapse of the twin towers on Sptember 11, 2001.

Anna Dickinson was eight when she survived Titanic, 11 when she lost an aunt on Lusitania, 31 when she lost a cousin on Hindenburg, 37 when she lost a nephew at Pearl Harbor, and 97 when her home was shaken by the collapse on

A wooden clarinet salvaged from Titanic.

This wooden clarinet salvaged from the wreckage of the Titanic, is among some of the artifacts displayed by RMS Titanic, Inc., in 2002 at the Maritime Aquarium in South Norwalk Conn.

“Only known photograph aboard Titanic and also last known photograph. Pictured alongside Lightoller, as they prepare to close the gangway before depature from Queenstown, Ireland on April 11th, 1912. It is also the last known photograph of a Titanic officer on duty.”

Historic photograph of Officer Lightoller and Officer Murdoch seen through Titanic's open starboard E-Deck door forward B oth Hero's of the disaster. Lightoller had an amazing life!

Milton Snavely Hershey and wife Catherine Sweeney Hershey, 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.

Milton Snavely Hershey and wife Catherine Sweeney Hershey, were to have returned…

Maggie Brown - Most people will remember her from the Titanic movie, but according to our tour guide, she was quite as abrasive as Kathy Bates portrayed her. And she wasn't some backwater ignorant redneck. At the time of the Titanic sinking she spoke 6 languages and acted as a translator and advocate for the immigrant widows who survived the wreck.

Maggie Brown wasn't some backwater ignorant redneck. At the time of the Titanic sinking she spoke 6 languages and acted as a translator and advocate for the immigrant widows who survived the wreck.

Perhaps the most famous true love story from Titanic is that of Isidor and Rosalie Straus, who perished with the Titanic. Rosalie refused a lifeboat. Instead she turned to her husband and said, "We have lived together for many years. Where you go, I go."

Isador and Ida Straus, famous merchants and owners of Macy's. She would not leave the sinking ship without him. Isidor and Ida Straus were last seen alive sitting together quietly on deck chairs on Titanic's boat deck when a huge wave washed over them.

Original Titanic crew, 1912

Captain Smith: Titanic's Crew: Left to Right: William McMaster Murdoch, Charles A. Bartlett, Henry Tingle Wilde and Captain Edward John Smith

This small Pomeranian owned by Elizabeth Rothschild from Watkins Glen, N.Y., survived the sinking of the Titanic.

This small Pomeranian owned by Elizabeth Rothschild from Watkins Glen, N. One of only two canine survivors, both lapdogs, smuggled aboard the lifeboats.

Elizabeth Nye, one of the last survivors to leave the Titanic as it sank.

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