101 years ago, on February 2, 1912, Millvina Dean was born. She travelled aboard the Titanic when she was 2 months old in third class along with her father, mother, and brother. During the sinking, her father quickly led his family up on deck and got them into lifeboats, as he immediately realized the seriousness of the situation. Millvina, her mother, and brother were saved, while her father went down with the ship. She became involved in many Titanic-related events late in her life, and was also the last Titanic survivor, passing away on May 31, 2009 (coincidentally the 98th anniversary of the Titanic’s launch).
Eva Hart talks about her memories of being on Titanic when she was 7.
Not much is known about the dogs of the RMS Titanic, but it is generally agreed that there were 12 dogs aboard the Titanic (eyewitness accounts), all of whom belonged to first class passengers. Only three survived. They were Lady, a Pomeranian belonging to Margaret Hays who was wrapped by her owner in a blanket and carried into a lifeboat; Sun Yat-sen, a Pekinese belonging to Henry and Myra Harper; and a small Pomeranian belonging to Elizabeth Rothschild.
The other dogs were:
- a King Charles Spaniel and an Airedale belonging to William Carter
- Kitty, John Jacob Astor IV’s Airedale
- a fox terrier owned by William Dulles
- a Great Dane belonging to Ann Isham (she was very fond of him, and refused to get into a lifeboat without him. Her body was later found floating with her arms still around him)
- a prize French Bulldog called Gamin de Pycombe owned by Robert Daniels
- a toy poodle owned by Helen Bishop
- and two other unknown dogs.
Sometime during the sinking, a crew member unlocked the kennels and let the dogs out so they could have a chance to survive.
Art of Titanic by Ken Marschall
An advertisement for the RMS Titanic.
Starboard and port profile views of the Titanic, as painted by Ken Marschall.
A deck chair from the RMS Titanic that now resides at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, in Halifax.
Plates still in the positions that they had been stacked in, at the debris field that surrounds the wreck of the Titanic.
The First Class Lounge on the RMS Titanic, photographed on January 4, 1912 and aboard the Titanic, six-year-old Robert Douglas Spedden, plays with a spinning top while his father, Frederic, looks on.
Really do love this.
They’ve placed a plaque in memory of Captain Smith on the house he used to live at in Hanley, Stoke-On-Trent.
Crowd in New York awaiting survivors from the Titanic to arrive aboard the Carpathia
The Titanic is projected on a 500-metre-long iceberg in the Northern Polar sea of Greenland, by Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter
Colourized photo of RMS Titanic at Southampton (1912).
Colourized photograph of first class cabin B-51 on the RMS Titanic (1912).