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

Joseph and Juliette Laroche with daughters Simonne and Louise. They were second-class passengers on the Titanic; racism towards the couple because of their interracial marriage was rampant aboard the ship, especially among the crew members. Joseph Laroche died in the sinking and was the only passenger of black descent (besides his daughters) on the Titanic.

Born in Haiti, Joseph Laroche, had married Juliette Lafargue,in France in The couple had two daughters, Simonne and Louise. His wife and two daughters were saved in lifeboat

Anchor Men - Titanic

Anchor Men of the ship Mauretania, which illustrates the size and weight of the anchor chains of large ships. RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside.

John Harper, passenger on Titanic with his daughter and niece, was a Baptist preacher on his way to the U.S. On the tragic night, he put them in a lifeboat before he perished.

John Harper, passenger on theTitanic with his daughter and niece - 16 Harper was a Baptist preacher on his way to the U. with daughter and niece. On the tragic night, he put them in a lifeboat before he perished.

The last known photo of the Titanic, as the ship leaving Queenstown, Ireland on April 12th, 1912.

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Last picture of the TItanic leaving Queenstown (Cobh), Ireland on her maiden voyage to New York, April 1912 how eerie

Titanic victim Jeremiah Burke, 19, from Glanmire in Cork was given a Holy Water bottle at the quayside in Cobh by his mother before he set off for the US. As the Titanic sank in the early hours of 15 April, 1912, he threw the bottle and message into the sea. The bottle was washed ashore a year later in Dunkettle, only a few miles from his family home. The note, which read "From Titanic, goodbye all, Burke of Glanmire, Cork" has remained in the Burke family for nearly a century.

Titanic letter displayed in Cork

Titanic victim Jeremiah Burke, from Glanmire in Cork was given a Holy Water…

*One of Titanic's three enormous smokestacks.

One of Titanic's three enormous smokestacks. A smokestack on the famous ship could have fit a train inside

The only know picture of Eleanor Smith (Captain Smith's widow) and daughter Mel, used on the front cover of the Daily Mirror April 22nd, 1912.

*TITANIC: the only known picture of Eleanor Smith, Captain Smith's widow, and daughter Mel, used on the front cover of The Daily Mirror, April 1912

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.

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Every visitor to the Titanic exhibition receives one of these. At the end of the exhibit you can check to see if your "passenger" survived.

W. T. Bralley, a member of the Titanic's band, was one of the eight musicians who died at their post when the ship sank. Survivors said the band played on until the water was over their feet.

Bralley, a member of the Titanic& band, was one of the eight musicians who died at their post when the ship sank. Survivors said the band played on until the water was over their feet.

John Jacob "Jakey" Astor VI (1912–1992) American socialite & businessman. Dubbed the "Titanic Baby", best known for his affiliation with the RMS Titanic, being an unborn survivor of the sinking. He was born four months after his father, John Jacob Astor IV, died in the sinking of the Titanic, whose estate was around $100 million (equivalent to $2,418,965,517 in 2013). Jakey inherited $3 million on his 21st birthday, which by that point had grown to $5 million (equivalent to $90,167,095 in…

John Jacob "Jakey" Astor VI (August 1912 – June was an American socialite and member of the Astor family. He was born four months after his father, Colonel John Jacob Astor IV, died in the sinking of RMS Titanic.

West, Edwy Arthur, 36. 2nd Class, Ada Mary, 33.Constance Miriam, 4. and Barbara Joyce, 10 months. Ada later recalled, “We were all asleep when the collision took place, but were only jolted in our berths – my husband and children not even being awakened, and it was only the hurrying of passengers outside the cabin that caused alarm. After seeing us safely into the lifeboat (Boat 10) Arthur returned to the cabin for a thermos of hot milk and with a farewell, returned to the deck of the ship.”

hellozuh: “Barbara West - Titanic Survivor May 1911 – October 2007 Wikipedia Barbara Joyce Dainton (née West) was the second-to-last remaining survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic on

Lady Duff Gordon asked the sailors who rowed them to safety to sign her lifejacket

In one of the worst public relations moves ever Lady Duff Gordon asked the sailors who rowed them to safety to sign her lifejacket and pose for pictures.

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