Rare pictures of the RMS Titanic which were released to the public for the first time in more than 100 years. Images 1-3 are of the fated ship being launched from Belfast, with 4-5 of her being tethered and towed for her move to Liverpool.
“I don’t suppose he waited to be sent for, but after finding how dangerous the situation was, he probably called his men together and began playing. I know that he [bandmaster Wallace Hartley] often said that music was a bigger weapon for stopping disorder than anything on earth. He
knew the value of the weapon he had, and I think he proved his point.”
That photo of the Titanic can more precisely be labeled as being taken between January and March 1912, although it was most likely taken in February 1912 since her funnels have been completed but the A-deck promenade has not yet been enclosed.
“… his [Ken Marschall’s] paintings almost seemed to be stills from a movie that hadn’t yet been made. And I thought to myself… I can make these paintings live. It became my goal to accomplish on film what Ken had done on canvas, to will the Titanic back to life.” —James Cameron.