Friday, April 13, 2012

Titanic: 100 Years Ago


Tomorrow is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and I wanted to post something. In the past few months I think everything that could be written about it has been and I'm going to add a few photos.

The one thing I haven't seen is any mention of gay people, which is partly because "gay" didn't exist then, partly because same sex love/sex was considered a mental illness, and partly because some things transcend social issues. In other words, the magnitude of what happened on the Titanic rises above social issues, political issues, and religious issues. When the ship went down, it didn't matter what sex you preferred, what religion you believed in, or what political party you belonged to. In a way, there's something comforting about that.









The Astors




Harold Bride, a wireless operator on the Titanic, arrived in New York after his rescue.




Survivors





Dorothy Gibson, the infamous "Gibson Girl," famous subject for Harrison Fisher





2 comments:

Barb said...

Saw a Titanic exhibition in Las Vegas a couple of years ago. It was hauntingly beautiful (Although that seems like an odd word to use) Definitely a great experience.

ryan field said...

I've heard people say the same thing about it after seeing it.