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

On this day: the launch of the RMS Olympic

The RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the Titanic, was launched in Belfast, Ireland on the 20th of October, 1910.

As was common in the era of black and white photography, the hull of the ship was painted light grey so that the lines could be seen better when shown in pictures.



On this day: John Jacob Astor

American businessman John Jacob Astor, photographed on the 25th of August, 1909. He was the richest man on the RMS Titanic when it sank in 1912. Returning from his honeymoon at the time, he put his wife on a lifeboat and was last seen alive having a cigarette with writer Jacques Futrelle an hour before the ship disappeared into the ocean.

John_Jacob_Astor_1909John Jacob Astor in 1909 The richest man on the Titanic. Photographed on the 25th of August 1909.

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.

On this day: The RMS Titanic leaves port

We all know what happened to the RMS Titanic. It left port at Southampton on Wednesday the 10th of April, 1912 and hit an iceberg at 11:40pm on the 14th, sinking two hours and forty minutes later. There probably aren’t any details I can share that haven’t been shared a thousand times, but here are some pictures.

Titanic leaving Belfast for her sea trials on 2nd April 1912.

 Titanic leaving Belfast for her sea trials on 2 April 1912.

Titanic at Southampton docks, prior to departure.

 Titanic at Southampton docks, prior to departure.

RMS Titanic departing Southampton on 10th April 1912.

 RMS Titanic departing Southampton on 10 April 1912

Titanic survivors, photographed from the Carpathia. 1912.

 Titanic survivors, photographed from the Carpathia. 1912.

Titanic lifeboats strewn on the deck of the Carpathia on the morning of the Titanic disaster.

 Carpathia_DeckTitanic lifeboats strewn on the deck of the Carpathia on the morning of the Titanic disaster.