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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.”

The auction for this remarkable image and other Titanic memorabilia will be from April 19th till the 26th.

As as the photograph’s monetary value, the pic is expected to sell for between five to eight thousand dollars.

-Thomas Spychalski

(Via Huffington Post)

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7 responses

  1. Didn’t know these existed!

    April 11, 2012 at 6:30 AM

    • Me neither, I found it interesting that someone took a pic of the infamous iceberg…

      April 11, 2012 at 3:02 PM

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  5. I wonder if either of those icebergs (there are two, if you look carefully) is the one that sank Titanic. Still, it’s an interesting photo considering when and where it was taken.

    April 12, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    • True, there really is no way to confirm 100% if this THE iceberg that took her down, but it is an interesting bit of history none the less.

      April 12, 2012 at 9:37 PM

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