The front page of The Denver Post, April 16, 1912. Post page designers made use of early photo compositing techniques to lay the 882-foot Titanic down a Denver street to give a comparison of her immensity.
April 18 1912, A Denver newspaper interviewed women on their views of the "women and children first" rule. Some women claimed they would've never left their husbands and that some of the men who died on Titanic were more valuable than some of the women who were saved.
"Barney Ford was born a slave in Virginia. At the age of twenty-fire, he escaped and began a successful career in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures.By 1860, he was living in Denver and became a prosperous tycoon in the hotel, restaurant, and barbershop businesses, earning the nickname the "Black Baron of Colorado." Throughout the Civil War, he gave financial assistance, food, and jobs to escaped and free African Americans."
A dear friend of Margaret Brown, Mrs. William Bucknell of Philadelphia, had terrible premonitions about Titanic and was deathly afraid of boarding. Persuaded by Mrs. Brown, she eventually boarded saying "It is doomed. I feel it! I know it!" Both women survived the sinking. #MollyBrownMonday #TitanicTrivia