Titanic Disaster - Newsie
A young newsie holding a sign which reads "Titanic Disaster - Great Loss of Life. Evening News" is surrounded by gentlemen on their way to work reading the local newspaper regarding the tragedy.
The Titanic was advertised as "unsinkable" and because of this, and the fact that some of the wealthiest and best known people of the time were on the Titanic, the sinking of the ship was big news at the time. The loss of life was massive, Of the approximately 1317 passengers and 885 crew, less than 1/3 survived. There was confusion about the exact count of passengers and crew since many people cancelled their bookings at the last minute, others traveled under aliases, and some were counted twice on casualty lists.
The Titanic hit an iceberg at 11;40p on April 14th and sunk in the early morning hours of April 15th . . . this is a picture of one of the earliest reports of the sinking at a time in which papers were the king of news reporting. ... show more