On this day…

Belfast, Ireland on the 2nd of December, 1912.


Gardiner Street Area Millfield, gable adjoining No. 142 on plan. Streets in photo Millfield, Tate's Court, Gardiner Street. Belfast Ireland 2nd December 1912 Black and White


Gardiner_Street_Area_(8934455883) Belfast Ireland 2nd December 1912


November 1912

Wagga Wagga Fire Station located on Morrow Street in November 1912. Sunflower House it now located in the former fire station.

November 1912: Firemen stand outside the fire station in Wagga Wagga in regional New South Wales, Australia. The building was constructed around 1903.

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.