One hundred and two years ago today, April 10, the RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England on a voyage to New York City. Four days into the journey, on April 14, 1912, the ship hit an iceberg off of Newfoundland and sank. Over 1,500 people lost their lives in one of the greatest disasters of the modern age. That same year Story of the Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic : the Ocean’s Greatest Disaster was published.
Featuring photographs, illustrations, and accounts of survivors, the book is an example of how the sinking of the great ship was regarded in its own time.
You can view Story of the Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic : the Ocean’s Greatest Disaster in Special Collections & Archives.
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