Photo: Iceberg That Sank The Titanic
By Thomas Spychalski
It will be one hundred years since the cruise ship Titanic sank in the Atlantic ocean in 1912. The event cost 1,514 people their lives after the ship collided with an iceberg.
Now the only known alleged picture of the iceberg that took down the Olympic Class ocean liner is to be auctioned off.
The picture was taken by Mabel Fenwick, a newlywed who was on the RMS Carpathia, which plucked 705 surviving Titanic passengers out of the icy Atlantic waters.
Mabel Fenwick would become friends with John Pillsbury Snyder, a Titanic survivor who would later come into possession of the iceberg photograph.
Some of Snyder’s Titanic artifacts had already been sold last year, according to RRAuction vice president Bobby Livingston:
“[The iceberg photo] came from the estate of John Pillsbury Snyder, who survived the Titanic. All of his memorabilia was sold last year as one lot, including a letter written on Titanic letterhead and a letter from his brother saying how worried he was about him while trying to find out if he made it.”
As as the photograph’s monetary value, the pic is expected to sell for between five to eight thousand dollars.
(Via Huffington Post)
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