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D.C.’s Connection With the Titanic

This is a guest post by Angela Harrison Eng. New York has significant ties to Titanic. Many of Gotham’s elite members of society died in the disaster, including John Jacob Astor, Benjamin Guggenheim, and...
Washington Times - March 1st, 1913

March 1st, 1913: Titanic Hero Honored at White House

One hundred years ago today, exactly at 2:15 p.m. (when we published this post), Captain A.H. Rostron was awarded a Congressional Medal in the  East Room of the White House. President Taft (in the...
The Washington Times on April 15th, 1912

April 15th, 1912: Titanic Kept Afloat, Being Towed to Halifax, Nova Scotia

This was the front page of the Washington Times in the evening of Monday, April 15th, 1912. It’s rather haunting seeing this today, over a hundred years later. Many Washingtonians likely went to bed...

100 Years Ago Today: Major Archibald Butt, D.C. Resident, Boards Titanic for Transatlantic Crossing

This post went up at exactly 8 a.m. this morning local time, which is twelve noon Greenwich Mean Time. Exactly 100 years ago at this very moment, on April 12th, 1912, the Titanic set off from...
Titanic survivors (history.com)

Titanic and Carpathia Ads in the Washington Post

Wow, these are fascinating. This is the best “Old Ads and Classifieds” post yet. Scanning the Washington Post from February 29th, 1912 (another leap year) I came across these, frozen in time. The first one...

Faces of Yesterday: Dime Messenger Service Boys of D.C. (1912)

This is a great one for “Faces of Yesterday” … this group of young boys worked as Dime Messenger Service boys, with their headquarters at 1228 H St. NW. Lewis Hine, the American sociologist...