Rare photographs of the Titanic  APR 10 2012

I was under the impression that not many photographs of the Titanic existed...especially those taken on the ship. But amateur photographer Francis Browne was aboard the Titanic from Southampton to Cobh, Ireland and captured many images of the ship's interior, exterior, and voyage. The photos were widely known in the aftermath of the sinking but have been little seen since then.

Browne took this as he was boarding the ship:

Titanic 01

The infamous deck chairs:

Titanic 02

Browne traveled on a first class ticket...this is a view of some passengers on the second class promenade:

Titanic 03

This was taken shortly after the ship dropped anchor in Cobh. Browne obviously did not take this photo because he was still aboard the ship...he acquired it from a photography friend after the fact:

Titanic 04

And this is one of the last photos taken of Titanic before Bob Ballard and his team found the wreckage in the mid-80s:

Titanic 05

These photos will be a big blow to the remaining folks who believe that the Titanic was fictional:

Titanic is real

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