On this day: waiting for news on the Titanic

This photograph is stamped as being taken at 7am on the 19th of April, 1912. People form a crowd at Cunard’s Pier 54 in New York, possibly waiting for more news on what happened to the Titanic.

RMS Carpathia had arrived the evening before carrying the survivors of Titanic’s sinking. It is said around 40 000 people were waiting to see the ship arrive.

Crowds_at_Cunard_Pier 54_New_York_April_1912 taken at 7AM April 19. Since the Carpathia arrived the evening before, it's possible these people stayed around trying to get more news about


107 Years Ago: Titanic survivors rescued by the Carpathia

These images, taken on the 15th of April, 1912, show survivors of the sinking of the RMS Titanic arriving at and being helped aboard the RMS Carpathia 107 years ago.

Six years later the Carpathia was torpedoed by a German submarine.

Possibly taken by passenger J.W. Barker.

TITANIC_life_boats_on_way_to_CARPATHIA_(02)_TITANIC_TITANIC lifeboats on way to CARPATHIA. Photo related to the disaster of the RMS TITANIC which struck an iceberg in April 1912 and sank


153177-004-E74B054C Survivors of the sinking of the RMS Titanic being helped abord the RMS Carpathia 15th April 1912

New York’s Easter Parade

Between 1910 and 1915

New York City has hosted an Easter parade on Fifth Avenue since the 19th century. Taking place on Easter Sunday, for decades it was one of the most significant cultural events of the year.

Here are some images of the parade from the late 19th and early 20th centuries:


Fifth_Avenue_Easter_Parade,_1898 Fifth Avenue and the Easter Parade, New York 1898.


Easter_parade_Fifth_Avenue_1899. Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, New York 1899.


EasterParade1900 Fifth Avenue in New York City on Easter Sunday in 1900


Easter_Parade_1905Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, New York 1905


Easter_Parade_1912 Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, New York 1912.


Easter_parade_1914 Easter Parade, New York 1914.

On this day: the release of Saved from the Titanic

SavedFromthetitanicposterFilm poster Saved from the Titanic (1912).

Saved from the Titanic, a short film about the sinking of the RMS Titanic, was released on the 14th of May, 1912.

Created immediately after the ship sank a month earlier, the film is notable for starring silent film actress Dorothy Gibson, who had actually been on the Titanic when the disaster occurred.

438px-Dorothy_Gibson_- Saved from the Titanic 1912 Gibson in a publicity photograph for the film, wearing the same clothes that she had on when she survived the sinking of the Titanic.

In the film, Gibson wore the same clothes she’d been wearing when she’d been rescued from the ship. She was twenty-two at the time (she would have a birthday three days after the movie’s release), and suffered a breakdown afterwards. She never acted on the screen again.

Saved_from_the_TitanicDorothy Gibson in Saved from the Titanic (1912). Alec B. Francis plays Father (left), Dorothy plays herself (centre) and John G. Adolfi plays Ensign Jack (right).

Saved from the Titanic is considered a lost film, as no copies are known to have survived.

On this day: Titanic survivors arrive in New York

This photograph is of the Snyders disembarking from the ship Carpathia, which rescued them after the sinking of the Titanic. It was the 18th of April, 1912. The ship docked at 9:30pm, and about 40,000 people were waiting to greet the survivors.


This photo shows the Snyders, taken April 18, 1912, the day they disembarked from the ship Carpathia after surviving the sinking of the Titanic.