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Stead boarded the Titanic for a visit to the USA to take part in a peace congress at Carnegie Hall at the request of William Howard Taft. After the ship struck the iceberg, Stead helped several women and children into the lifeboats, in an act "typical of his generosity, courage, and humanity". He did not survive.

Eight year old coal miner, USA, early 1900’s. My grandparents had to quit school at age 7 and 9 to go to work.

Bertha Antonine MAYNÉ Age 24 Nationalité Belge Née le 21 juillet 1887 à Bruxelles, (Belgique) Décédée le 11 octobre 1962 à Berchem Sainte-Agathe, (Belgique) Profession Chanteuse de Cabaret Adresse Bruxelles, (Belgique) Port d'embarquement Cherbourg Voyageant en 1ère Classe N° du Ticket PC 17482 / £49 10s 1d - Voyageant seule Cabine C90 Cabine C90 Cabine C90 Embarquée dans le Canot 6 maitresse de Quigg baxter

Joseph Holland LORING Age 30 Nationalité Américaine Né le 18 mars 1882 Décédé le 15 avril 1912 Profession Adresse Londres, (Angleterre) Port d'embarquement Southampton Voyageant en 1ère Classe N° du Ticket 113801 / £45 10s - Voyageant seul Cabine N° attribué au Corps Non retrouvé

Titanic's 'Unknown Child' no longer nameless. He was an English passenger named Sidney Leslie Goodwin.

An old newspaper. Compared to other ones, it's actually fairly accurate about the numbers, too.

The first complete views of the legendary wreck: Ethereal views of Titanic's bow offer a comprehensiveness of detail never seen before. The optical mosaics each consist of 1,500 high-resolution images rectified using sonar data. (Copyright 2012 RMS TITANIC, INC; Produced by AIVL, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Anchor Men - Mauretania This is another illustration of the size and weight of the anchor chains of the "Mauretania". RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside. Reference: TWAS Ref: 2931/T/14 (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing.

The sinking of the Titanic occurred on the night of 14 April through to the morning of 15 April 1912. Can you believe that it has now been 100 years!