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Titanic captain Edward Smith's bathtub intact on the bottom of the ocean

A photograph of the iceberg that sank the Titanic is to be auctioned in America next month - thought to be one of the only images of the iceberg in existence.




Crowds awaiting the Titanic survivors, New York

Boarding the Titanic

Purse from the Titanic

Boarding the Titanic

Launch of the Titanic

Titanic Artifact: This vest belonging to a Third Class passenger named William Henry Allen was found in the #Titanic wreckage. In the movie, the character "Jack" wore a vest similar to this artifact.

Trunk from the Titanic

Albert and Sylvia Caldwell and their son, Alden, pose on the Titanic before the ship's fateful journey in April 1912. They survived.

Inside the Titanic

The Titanic

The bedroom in the Browne suite aboard the Titanic, which would have been elegant in any location

John R. Mott Mott was an influential evangelist and longtime YMCA official, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946. He and a colleague were supposedly offered free passage on the Titanic by a White Star Line official interested in their work but declined and instead took the more humble liner Lapland.

Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt The 34-year-old multimillionaire sportsman, an heir to the Vanderbilt shipping and railroad empire, was returning from a trip to Europe and canceled his passage on the Titanic so late that some early newspaper accounts listed him as being on board. Vanderbilt lived on to become one the most celebrated casualties of the Lusitania sinking three years later.

Henry Clay Frick The Pittsburgh steel baron was a business associate of fellow non-passenger J.P. Morgan. He canceled his passage on the Titanic when his wife sprained her ankle and had to be hospitalized in Italy.

J. Pierpont Morgan The legendary 74yo financier, known as the “Napoleon of Wall Street,” had helped create General Electric & U.S. Steel & was credited with almost singlehandedly saving the U.S. banking system during the Panic of 1907. He attended the ship's launching in 1911 & had a personal suite on board with his own private promenade deck. He was booked on the maiden voyage but instead remained at the French resort of Aix.

Milton Snavely Hershey The man behind the Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar, Hershey’s Kisses, Hershey’s Syrup, & the Pennsylvania city that bears his name had spent the winter in France & planned to sail home on the Titanic. A 300 dollar check he wrote to the White Star Line in Dec 1911, believed to be a 10% deposit toward his stateroom. Fortunately business back home intervened & he & his wife instead sailed on German liner Amerika.

Guglielmo Marconi The Italian inventor, wireless telegraphy pioneer and winner of the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics was offered free passage on Titanic but had taken the Lusitania three days earlier. As his daughter Degna later explained, he had paperwork to do and preferred the public stenographer aboard that vessel.

Theodore Dreiser The novelist, then 40, considered returning from his first European holiday aboard the Titanic; an English publisher talked him out of the plan, persuading the writer that taking another ship would be less expensive.

The Titanic kitchen

The graves of the Titanic dead Most of the gravestones identical, with the name and identification number of the victim, and the identical date of death, 15 April 1912. There are over 300 graves in Halifax, most in this cemetery, and also some in the Roman Catholic and Jewish cemeteries.