A descendant of the only black family on the Titanic said she is determined to keep the memory of her ancestors alive, giving them their rightful place in history. Marlie Alberts said she is a descendant of the Haitian-born, French-educated black man, Joseph Laroche, whose maiden voyage on the Titanic is well-documented but remains obscure to the general public. Louise Laroche was traveling with his pregnant wife, Juliette Lafargue, and their two young daughters, Simonne and Louise. His wife and chi…
In a rare and wonderful treat for Titanic historians and casual fans alike, “new” photos of the Titanic have surfaced in a private collection and have been shown to the public for the first time in a century.
The photos show Titanic’s launch from the Harland and Wolff Arrol Gantry when she was just an empty hull, and the complete and freshly-painted ship’s departure from Belfast for sea trials. Other photos from the same collection also show Olympic, Titanic’s identical sister ship. All photos above are of Titanic.
While the number of photos of Titanic publicly known to exist is relatively small compared to those of Olympic, even as these new photos have been unveiled, there are most certainly other photos in private collections that have yet to be discovered or released.
The photos are currently on display at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. Read more here.
Photos courtesy: National Museums Northern Ireland
This demo allows you to explore select areas of Titanic’s interior, amounting to less than 3% of the total deck space, using the power and beauty of Unreal Engine 4. Learn some facts and history as you explore, or just wander about and take in the detail that has taken years of work and research to put together.
Oh, and did we mention the demo works with the Oculus Rift virtual reality platform? While we have not tested or adjusted the demo for official Oculus Rift support, players have been able to use Oculus Rift with the demo by simply plugging and playing.
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