Rare vintage pictures: Remembering Titanic disaster through relics

14-Apr-2017
  • Undated artist impression showing the 14 April 1912 shipwreck of the British luxury passenger liner Titanic off the Nova-Scotia coasts, during its maiden voyage. The surposedly 'Unsinkable' Titanic set sail down Southampton Water en-route to New York on 10 April 1912 and met disaster on 14 April 1912 after hitting an iceberg off Newfoundland shortly before midnight and sinking two hours later, killing about 1,500 passengers and ship personnel. All pics/AFP
    Undated artist impression showing the 14 April 1912 shipwreck of the British luxury passenger liner Titanic off the Nova-Scotia coasts, during its maiden voyage. The surposedly 'Unsinkable' Titanic set sail down Southampton Water en-route to New York on 10 April 1912 and met disaster on 14 April 1912 after hitting an iceberg off Newfoundland shortly before midnight and sinking two hours later, killing about 1,500 passengers and ship personnel. All pics/AFP
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  • A pair of binoculars from the RMS Titanic is on display during a news conference by Guernsey's Auction House January 5, 2012 aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York. Guernsey's announced the historic auction of the complete collection of artifacts recovered from the wreck site of RMS Titanic.
    A pair of binoculars from the RMS Titanic is on display during a news conference by Guernsey's Auction House January 5, 2012 aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York. Guernsey's announced the historic auction of the complete collection of artifacts recovered from the wreck site of RMS Titanic.
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  • A gauge from the RMS Titanic is on display during a news conference by Guernsey's Auction House January 5, 2012 aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York. Guernsey's announced the historic auction of the complete collection of artifacts recovered from the wreck site of RMS Titanic.
    A gauge from the RMS Titanic is on display during a news conference by Guernsey's Auction House January 5, 2012 aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York. Guernsey's announced the historic auction of the complete collection of artifacts recovered from the wreck site of RMS Titanic.
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Original china recovered from the wreck of the Titanic is on display in a water-filled tank at the Titanic exhibit 18 February 2000 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The exhibit features more than 200 artifacts recovered from the ocean floor, including a 13 ton section of the hull.
    Original china recovered from the wreck of the Titanic is on display in a water-filled tank at the Titanic exhibit 18 February 2000 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The exhibit features more than 200 artifacts recovered from the ocean floor, including a 13 ton section of the hull.
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  • A silver certificate from the RMS Titanic is on display during a news conference by Guernsey's Auction House January 5, 2012 aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York. Guernsey's announced the historic auction of the complete collection of artifacts recovered from the wreck site of RMS Titanic.
    A silver certificate from the RMS Titanic is on display during a news conference by Guernsey's Auction House January 5, 2012 aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York. Guernsey's announced the historic auction of the complete collection of artifacts recovered from the wreck site of RMS Titanic.
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  • A never before seen in public life preserver from TMS Titanic on June 18, 2008 that will be sold during the Christie's New York annual Ocean Liner sale to take place on June 25. The life preserver, one of only six in existence, has been kept in a safe by a Nova Scotia family since being found immediately after the 1912 disaster.
    A never before seen in public life preserver from TMS Titanic on June 18, 2008 that will be sold during the Christie's New York annual Ocean Liner sale to take place on June 25. The life preserver, one of only six in existence, has been kept in a safe by a Nova Scotia family since being found immediately after the 1912 disaster.
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  • A pocket watch from the RMS Titanic is on display during a news conference by Guernsey's Auction House January 5, 2012 aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York. Guernsey's announced the historic auction of the complete collection of artifacts recovered from the wreck site of RMS Titanic.
    A pocket watch from the RMS Titanic is on display during a news conference by Guernsey's Auction House January 5, 2012 aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York. Guernsey's announced the historic auction of the complete collection of artifacts recovered from the wreck site of RMS Titanic.
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  • Tableware from the RMS Titanic is on display during a news conference by Guernsey's Auction House January 5, 2012 aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York.
    Tableware from the RMS Titanic is on display during a news conference by Guernsey's Auction House January 5, 2012 aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York.
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  • Sets of breakfast dishes from the sunken Titanic (1912) are shown in New York, 25 August 1987, in the position they were found by expedition Titanic 1987.
    Sets of breakfast dishes from the sunken Titanic (1912) are shown in New York, 25 August 1987, in the position they were found by expedition Titanic 1987.
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  • A Sothebys expert takes a close look at unique "Titanic" momentoes, 20 April 2000, of Sarah Roth, a passenger on the ill-fated liner who was on her way to the United States to marry her childhood sweetheart, Daniel Iles. Sarah was rescued by the RMS Carpathia and eight days after the sinking of the "Titanic" she married Daniel in New York, wearing a hurriedly-purchased wedding gown, and accompanied by a bridesmaid and matron of honour who were also survivors.
    A Sothebys expert takes a close look at unique "Titanic" momentoes, 20 April 2000, of Sarah Roth, a passenger on the ill-fated liner who was on her way to the United States to marry her childhood sweetheart, Daniel Iles. Sarah was rescued by the RMS Carpathia and eight days after the sinking of the "Titanic" she married Daniel in New York, wearing a hurriedly-purchased wedding gown, and accompanied by a bridesmaid and matron of honour who were also survivors.
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    Old trousers
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  • Visitors touch a section of the hull from the Titanic on display at the Titanic exhibit 18 February 2000 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The exhibit features more than 200 artifacts recovered from the ocean floor, including a 13 ton section of the hull.
    Visitors touch a section of the hull from the Titanic on display at the Titanic exhibit 18 February 2000 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The exhibit features more than 200 artifacts recovered from the ocean floor, including a 13 ton section of the hull.
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  • A page from a hand written book by Titanic passenger Laura Marie Cobb on her account of the disaster is on display during a press preview 22 June 2007 for the Christie's New York Ocean Liner sale that will take place 28 June. Eighteen of the items for sale are related to the ill-fated ship RMS Titanic.
    A page from a hand written book by Titanic passenger Laura Marie Cobb on her account of the disaster is on display during a press preview 22 June 2007 for the Christie's New York Ocean Liner sale that will take place 28 June. Eighteen of the items for sale are related to the ill-fated ship RMS Titanic.
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