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The Titanic Commutator, 4th Quarter 2011, Official Journal of The Titanic Historical Society, Inc.

This issue features an article about four newspaperwomen who reported on the Titanic disaster. Other articles included a commentary on the Responsibility for the Titanic Disaster, The Oceanic HOuse of the White Star Line and information about the 2012 Titanic Historical Society Convention next April.

Front Cover, The Titanic Commutator, 4th Quarter 2011

A Quarterly Journal Devoted to Original Research into the White Star Line and Notable Vessels of History

THE TITANIC COMMUTATOR
THE JOURNAL OF RECORD OF THE TITANIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC.®
48 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS PUBLICATION
Membership Year 2011 4th Quarter • February 2012 through April 2012

FRONT COVER (at right) A striking illustration of Olympic steaming along near the end of her transatlantic voyage as a pilot boat stands by. The painting is by the noted maritime artist Charles Dixon.

CONTENT IN THIS ISSUE

  • OCEANIC HOUSE—WHITE STAR'S LONDON WEST END OFFICES
    By Paul Louden Brown
  • WOMEN REPORTERS AND THE TITANIC STORY
    By Michael Dupuis
  • KATHERINE HURD WRITES ABOUT THE TITANIC DISASTER AFTERMATH
    With thanks to Frances (Hurd) Stadler
  • TITANIC CENTENNIAL MEMORIAL DONORS AND DEDICATION WEEKEND CONVENTION
  • THE WHITE STAR LINE, S.S. OLYMPIC AND THE PANAMA CANAL
    San Francisco Call Archives
  • TICHNOR BROTHERS AND SELLING THE TITANIC DISASTER IN 1912
    By Karen Kamuda
  • TITANIC PIGEON FORGE REMEMBERS THE 100th ANNIVERSARY WITH A ROSE PETAL CEREMONY
    By Karen Kamuda
  • RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TITANIC DISASTER
    From the Literary Digest May 4, 1912

Featured Article

  • SEA POSTE
    A couple of letters correcting the glass slide as Mauretania was Aquitania; what happened to Edith [Russell] Rosenbaum's pig?, what was it made of?; a rivet from the Titanic?; information on the final identification of the unknown child in Fairview Lawn Cemetery is available; questions on original findings of unknown child in same cemetery; questions about a deck chair purchased many years ago in South Australia.

BOOK REVIEWS

  • How to Survive the Titanic, or the Sinking of J. Bruce Ismay
    by Frances Wilson
    reviewed by Paul Louden-Brown;
  • RMS Titanic, Owners' Workshop Manual
    by David E Hutchings and Richard de Kerbrecht
  • France/Norway
    by John Maxtone-Graham
    reviewed by Tim Trower

Content Page Photos

Top (Not Shown): At Oceanic House, the basement full, the main booking hall overflows with passengers baggage as staff try to cope with high season demands.

Middle Right (Not Shown): Katherine Hurd scratched out "Saxonia" on the stationery heading while aboard Carpathia describing the Titanic disaster.

Bottom Right (Not Shown): Labeled "Titanic" the, Kaiser Wilhelm deGrosse postcard postmarked May 14, 1912 was the wrong ship, wrong company, and departure: 'Departure at Liverpool."

BACK COVER (Not Shown) A postcard of Oceanic House, published by the Company in 1905.The printing, like all White Star's postcards, was by the Liverpool Printing & Stationery Company. (Paul Louden-Brown collection)

The Titanic Commutator, Published Continually Since 1963 | Nearly a Half Century of Dedication and Distinction

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