Thursday, December 20, 2012

Blue berg

Intrigued by its unusual shape, Captain W.F. Wood of the S.S. Etonian took a photograph of a craggy iceberg on December 4, 1912. Wood's photo resembles sketches made of the iceberg that the S.S. Titanic collided with at 11:40 p.m. on April 14, 1912, resulting in the tragic loss of 1502 lives. 

(click to enlarge)

On December 16, 2012, Wood's  9.5" x 8" photograph was sold at a New Hampshire 
auction for $21,000. Noted on the photo in Wood's handwriting,
"Titanic struck 14/4/12 and sank in three hours."

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