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The Titanic, 100 Years Later

Exhibitions, artifacts and all things Titanic from the Smithsonian's archives.
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Titanic vs. Lusitania: Who Survived and Why?

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Following the route posted in the lounge, passenger Peter Belin recorded Hindenburg’s final flight on his map each day. All log books burned, but Belin's map, folded in his valise, miraculously survived.

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Fire & Ice: Hindenburg and Titanic

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TITANIC FACING SLIP: Found on Oscar Scott Woody’s body nine days after Titanic’s sinking, this facing slip bears one of the clearest surviving strikes of the ship’s onboard postmark (Transatlantic Post Office 7). Clerks placed facing slips on bundles of mail to indicate their destination. Via @Postal Museum

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THEODORE ELY CONDOLENCE LETTER: Theodore Ely condolence letter, 1912 Confusion reigned after Titanic’s sinking as wireless operators and the press broadcast rumors. Thirty thousand people—including reporters, relatives of Titanic passengers, and the curious—greeted the rescue ship Carpathia when she docked in New York on April 18, 1912. Via @Postal Museum

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FIRE & ICE: HINDENBURG AND TITANIC at @Postal Museum

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Oscar Scott Woody’s set of post room keys, 1912: The largest key was probably for the registered mail bags aboard Titanic; the smaller keys were likely for desks or cabinets in the post office room. These postal keys and chain were recovered from Woody’s body. Via @Postal Museum

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Titanic Memorial, shielded by Old Glory, 1931 May 26 via @Archives of American Art

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Bernice Ellis' Kodak Brownie Camera @National Museum of American History, Smithsonian

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On the Water - Bernice Ellis' Kodak Brownie Camera

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RMS Titanic Life Vest via @National Museum of American History, Smithsonian

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On the Water - RMS Titanic Life Vest

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Seven Famous People Who Missed the Titanic [Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, Library of Congress]

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