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Titanic Voices

April 06, 2012 - June 25, 2012

Thousands of lives were changed forever when the RMS Titanic sank on April 15, 1912. The New-York Historical Society and the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History will honor the centennial of the Titanic’s maiden voyage with an installation case featuring items from both collections that tell the story of the passengers on the Titanic.
 

Theodore Spicer-Simson, Medal, ca. 1912, Bronze, Gift of the Naval History Society, 2008.42.349

The installation will include Washington Dodge’s handwritten eyewitness account of the ship’s sinking; a bronze medal presented to Arthur Rostron, captain of the Carpathia, for his heroic rescue of Titanic survivors; a Marié miniature depicting a survivor, Mrs. John Borland Thayer, whose husband died on the Titanic, but whose son survived; and a photographic portrait of Isidor Straus, owner of H.R. Macy & Co., and his wife, Ida, who perished together.

Creative: Tronvig Group