Almost everyone knows about the tragic story about the sinking of the world’s largest “unsinkable” ship.
- The legend of the RMS Titanic has lived on in the movies, books, television, and of course, James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster film.
- The facts and history of the Titanic also live on in photos from onboard the ship.
- Photography at the time was expensive and rare, but what better place to have a photographer than the world’s first luxury ocean liner?
From the first-class cabins fit for a queen to a rare view of life in the boiler rooms, see the tragic photos of what the Titanic looks like today, and then step into the past to see what life was really like onboard the RMS Titanic.
The RMS Titanic We All Know
The name Titanic came from Greek mythology and literally meant “gigantic.” This photo makes it clear just how large it was. The Titanic set sail on April 10, 1912, with more than 2000 people on board.
The RMS Titanic Down Below
Sadly, the Titanic sank only four days into its maiden voyage after colliding with an iceberg. It wasn’t until the 1980s that people were able to successfully dive and explore the wreckage. These photos taken in the ’90s show a ship slowly deteriorating. It served as inspiration for director James Cameron to produce the blockbuster hit Titanic.
ONBOARD THE RMS TITANIC
Being onboard the RMS Titanic was a luxury if you were in first-class, but a horrifying experience for the third-class. See what life was like for the 325 first-class, 284 second-class, and the 709 third-class passengers?
- The Titanic didn’t just send hundreds of its passengers to the bottom of the ocean—it also took all the evidence of what life was like onboard for the ill-fated travelers.
- Or at least it would have, were it not for Father Francis Browne.
- Frank Browne’s mother died whilst he was young and his father when in his teens. His uncle Robert Browne who was Roman Catholic Bishop of Cloyne acted as guardian to Frank and his siblings, four of whom were to enter religious life.
- By the time Frank was completing his secondary education, he had decided to become a Jesuit.
- Immediately before entering the Order, Uncle Robert sent him on a Grand Tour of Europe and most significantly bought him a camera to record his trip.
- This visionary act was to reveal a natural aesthetic ability and fostered an interest in photography that was to reach fruition when Frank became the most outstanding Irish photographer of the first half of the Twentieth Century.
Pictures Tell The Story
A collection of Father Brown’s photos along with images taken during before the ship sailed from England.