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Titanic Images - Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization

Images pertaining to the Titanic disaster or its aftermath, published in Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization. It was an American political magazine based in New York City. Published by Harper & Brothers from 1857 until 1916.

The Lost Titanic - Shown Here at Southampton.

The Lost Titanic - Shown Here at Southampton. The huge steamship, newest and greatest of ocean liners, which sank off the Newfoundland Banks last Monday morning after a collision with an iceberg, carrying down with her more than a thousand souls. Her passenger list was one of the most distinguished ever carried by an Atlantic liner. A full description of this greatest of marine disasters will be found elsewhere in this issue of “Harper's Weekly.” Harper's Weekly (20 April 1912) p. 3. GGA Image ID # 1099af7202

View of the Titanic Looking Aft, Showing Her Gigantic Funnels and Her Upper Decks.

View of the Titanic Looking Aft, Showing Her Gigantic Funnels and Her Upper Decks. Harper's Weekly (20 April 1912) p. 27. GGA Image ID # 1099b9fb1d

Lord Pirrie and Captain Edward J. Smith of the Titanic.

Lord Pirrie and Captain Edward J. Smith of the Titanic. The Titanic’s Designer and Captain. Lord Pirrie (Left) Who Drew the Plans for the Great Liner, and Captain E. J. Smith, a Veteran Commander, Who Went down with His Ship. Harper's Weekly (20 April 1912) p. 28. GGA Image ID # 1099d7c4d9

Map of the Perilous Ice-Covered Tract Where the Titanic Met Her Fate.

Map of the Perilous Ice-Covered Tract Where the Titanic Met Her Fate. Harper's Weekly (20 April 1912) p. 30. GGA Image ID # 109a8a80c5

The Titanic’s Main Dining-Saloon.

The Titanic’s Main Dining-Saloon. The fittings of the great ship represented the last word in luxurious appointments. Harper's Weekly (20 April 1912) p. 30. GGA Image ID # 109ac41a63

Colonel John Jacob Astor and His Young Wife

Colonel John Jacob Astor and His Young Wife. Colonel Astor, millionaire, and man of affairs was born at Rhine-Beck-on-the-Hudson July 13, 1864 and became the chief representative of the Astor family in this country. The photograph shows him with his bride, formerly miss madeleine force, whom he married last September and who is reported as among the survivors. Harper's Weekly (20 April 1912) p. 31. GGA Image ID # 109b0740b8

Major Archibald Butt Perished in the Titanic Disaster.

Major Archibald Butt Perished in the Titanic Disaster. Major Butt, military aide to President Taft and a conspicuous figure in the social activities of the administration, was born in Georgia. He saw service in the Philippines, and on his he is supposed to have been on a special mission from President Taft to the Pope. © Clinedinst. Harper's Weekly (20 April 1912) p. 31. GGA Image ID # 109b4a78b3

Mr. W. T. Stead, Victim of the Titanic Disaster

Mr. W. T. Stead, Victim of the Titanic Disaster. William T. Stead, born at Embelton, England, in 1849, and eminent as editor, as a peace advocate, and as an investigation of psychic phenomena. He founded the English “Review of Reviews " in 1890 and has been distinguished as its editor since then. The author of many books, he attracted especial attention in this country by a sensational book entitled, “If Christ came to Chicago,” which appeared in 1893. Harper's Weekly (20 April 1912) p. 31. GGA Image ID # 109baa4b55

Titanic Victim Isidor Straus

Titanic Victim Isidor Straus was born in Rhinish, Bavaria in 1845. He came to this country with his family when he was seven years old, and in his sixteenth year volunteered for the Confederate Army. Straus was rejected because of his youth and went to England, where he remained until the end of the war. After Mr. Straus return to America, he engaged in commerce and became one of the most distinguished of American merchants. Harper's Weekly (20 April 1912) p. 31. GGA Image ID # 109bd20040

Some of the Pitiful Seven Hundred. a Boatload of the Titanic's Survivors

Some of the Pitiful Seven Hundred. A Boatload of the Titanic's Survivors Just Before They Were Succored by the "Carpathia." Harper's Weekly (27 April 1912) p. 3. GGA Image ID # 109c192dc9

Out of the Jaws of Death. Lifeboat Along Side of the Carpathia

Out of the Jaws of Death. Lifeboat Along Side of the Carpathia. Harper's Weekly (27 April 1912) p. 31. GGA Image ID # 109c1c02aa

A Handful of Survivors Nearing the Carpathia.

A Handful of Survivors Nearing the Carpathia. They Are Wearing Life-Preservers. Harper's Weekly (27 April 1912) p. 32a. GGA Image ID # 109c48cced

Four Boat-Loads of the Titanic’s Passengers at the Carpathia’s Side.

Four Boat-Loads of the Titanic’s Passengers at the Carpathia’s Side. Harper's Weekly (27 April 1912) p. 32b. GGA Image ID # 109c506357

One of the Titanic's Collapsible Lifeboats with Its Human Freight

One of the Titanic's Collapsible Lifeboats with Its Human Freight. Harper's Weekly (27 April 1912) p. 32c. GGA Image ID # 109ccc70ee

Group of Survivors on Board the Carpathia, Talking About Their Experiences

Group of Survivors on Board the Carpathia, Talking About Their Experiences. © Underwood & Underwood. Harper's Weekly (27 April 1912) p. 33a. GGA Image ID # 109d48e330

The Deck of the Carpathia Crowded with Titanic Survivors

The Deck of the Carpathia Crowded with Titanic Survivors. © International News Service. Harper's Weekly (27 April 1912) p. 33b. GGA Image ID # 109dae73cb

The Sinking of the Titanic

The Sinking of the Titanic. As the mortally wounded liner neared the last moments of her death-struggle, the inrush of water to her forward compartments depressed her bow, leaving her stern clear of the water. Our artist depicts her as she appeared to the horrified survivors in the lifeboats just before she took her final plunge. 1,635 persons went to their death with her (according to the official estimate of the white star management) or perished afterward from exposure and shock, 705 persons survived the disaster, according to the most trustworthy figures available as the “weekly” goes to press. Drawn from descriptions of eyewitnesses by l. A. Shafer. Harper's Weekly (27 April 1912) p. 34-35. GGA Image ID # 109dc2a899

Some of the Titanic’s Lifeboats on the Deck of the Carpathia

Some of the Titanic’s Lifeboats on the Deck of the Carpathia. Harper's Weekly (27 April 1912) p. 36a. GGA Image ID # 109dd0500d

In the Foreground May Be Seen Some of the Lifeboats That Bore the Few Hundred Survivors to Safety.

In the Foreground May Be Seen Some of the Lifeboats That Bore the Few Hundred Survivors to Safety. Harper's Weekly (27 April 1912) p. 36b. GGA Image ID # 109ddb281a

Captain R. H. Rostron, of the Carpathia, Who Rescued the Titanic's Survivors and Brought Them Safely into Port.

Captain R. H. Rostron, of the Carpathia, Who Rescued the Titanic's Survivors and Brought Them Safely into Port. Harper's Weekly (27 April 1912) p. 36c. GGA Image ID # 109ddc03c7

The Scene at the Cunard Line Pier, New York, as the Carpathia Was Docking.

The Scene at the Cunard Line Pier, New York, as the Carpathia Was Docking. Harper's Weekly (27 April 1912) p. 37a. GGA Image ID # 109dde3edb

Titanic Survivors Leaving the Pier After the Arrival of the Carpathia

Titanic Survivors Leaving the Pier After the Arrival of the Carpathia. © International News Service. Harper's Weekly (27 April 1912) p. 37b. GGA Image ID # 109e735b6b

The RMS Carpathia of the Cunard Line Passing Fire Island.

The RMS Carpathia of the Cunard Line Passing Fire Island. The ship toward which the eyes of the world were turned for four days—the Carpathia passing Fire Island on her way to New York with her tragic cargo of rescued Titanic survivors. © Underwood & Underwood. Harper's Weekly (27 April 1912) p. 38a. GGA Image ID # 109e8f51f7

The Carpathia Docking, with Two of the Titanic's Lifeboats in the Foreground.

The Carpathia Docking, with Two of the Titanic's Lifeboats in the Foreground. Harper's Weekly (27 April 1912) p. 38b. GGA Image ID # 109efe0e43

A near View of the Side of the Carpathia as She Passed Sandy Hook

A near View of the Side of the Carpathia as She Passed Sandy Hook, the Titanic Survivors Crowding to the Rail for the First Glimpse of the Harbor Which 1600 of Their Comrades Will Never See. © Underwood & Underwood. Harper's Weekly (27 April 1912) p. 38c. GGA Image ID # 109f2f18cd

Below are Scenes at Halifax upon the arrival of the funeral ship “Mackay- Bennett,” bearing bodies recovered from the neighborhood of the titanic disaster, or the 1,635 dead, 306 were picked up by the “MacKay-Bennett,” but it was found necessary to bury 116 of these at sea.

The Curling Rink Where the Dead Were Laid out for Inspection

The Curling Rink Where the Dead Were Laid out for Inspection. © International News Service. Harper's Weekly (11 May 1912) p. 8a. GGA Image ID # 109f3393fb

Removing the Body of John Jacob Astor from the Dock

Removing the Body of John Jacob Astor from the Dock, © International News Service. Harper's Weekly (11 May 1912) p. 8b. GGA Image ID # 109f7a02ce

The Mackay-Bennett Docking at Her Wharf

The Mackay-Bennett Docking at Her Wharf, Her Deck Loaded with the Rude Pine Boxes Containing the Bodies of the Dead. © International News Service. Harper's Weekly (11 May 1912) p. 8c. GGA Image ID # 109fedf7ad

Tents Used as a Temporary Morgue for the Reception of the Bodies on the Pier.

Tents Used as a Temporary Morgue for the Reception of the Bodies on the Pier. © International News Service. Harper's Weekly (11 May 1912) p. 8d. GGA Image ID # 109ff31932

The Mackay-Bennett Entering Halifax Harbor with Her Cargo of Dead.

The Mackay-Bennett Entering Halifax Harbor with Her Cargo of Dead. Harper's Weekly (11 May 1912) p. 8e. GGA Image ID # 10a0130d6f

Vincent Astor and Nicholas Biddle in Halifax Awaiting the Arrival of the Mackay-Bennett

Vincent Astor and Nicholas Biddle in Halifax Awaiting the Arrival of the Mackay-Bennett. © International News Service. Harper's Weekly (11 May 1912) p. 8f. GGA Image ID # 10a02e3e1b

Sailors and stewardesses of a North German Lloyd liner practicing lifeboat drill at the company’s pier

“To the Boats!”—In Port. Sailors and stewardesses of a North German Lloyd liner practicing lifeboat drill at the company’s pier on the North River. This drill has been ordered by the officials of all transatlantic lines and will be participated in by all members of ships crews before every voyage. Harper's Weekly (11 May 1912) p. 15. GGA Image ID # 10a03c931c

Making a Record with Harper’s Weekly.

Making a Record with Harper’s Weekly. John Manning, the owner of the newsstand shown in the photograph, in City Hall Park, New York City, writes as follows: “I wish to congratulate you on the increase in prosperity of Harper’s Weekly. My sales of Harper’s Weekly during the week of April 22d were 590 copies, and of the last issue, I have sold 634 copies. Yours very truly, (Signed) John Manning.” Mr. Manning’s statement has been verified. We are glad to print his letter. Harper's Weekly (11 May 1912) p. 23. GGA Image ID # 10a05aed0e

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