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Titanic Images - The Literary Digest

Images pertaining to the Titanic disaster or its aftermath, published in The Literary Digest, an influential American general interest weekly magazine published by Funk & Wagnalls. All their material is condensed from other periodicals or from books with extensive use of news photographs. Founded by Isaac Kaufmann Funk in 1890, it eventually merged with two similar weekly magazines, Public Opinion and Current Opinion. It ceased publication in 1938.

The Largest Steamer - The SS Imperator and Columbus' Santa Maria - A Transatlantic Vision

The Largest Steamer - The SS Imperator and Columbus' Santa Maria - A Transatlantic Vision. The Literary Digest (9 March 1912) p. 479. GGA Image ID # 108425af5e

 

Captain Edward John Smith Who Went Down with His Ship

Captain Edward John Smith Who Went Down with His Ship. The Literary Digest (27 April 1912) p. 865. GGA Image ID # 1084643a7b

Some of the Distinguished Victims: W. T. Stead, Francis D. Millet, Major Archibald Butt, John Jacob Astor, and Isidor Straus

Some of the Distinguished Victims: W. T. Stead, Francis D. Millet, Major Archibald Butt, John Jacob Astor, and Isidor Straus. The Literary Digest (27 April 1912) p. 866. GGA Image ID # 1084a54b26

The RMS Titanic Ready for Her First, and Last, Voyage

The RMS Titanic Ready for Her First, and Last, Voyage. The Literary Digest (27 April 1912) p. 867. GGA Image ID # 1084c9f3c4

Map Showing the Location Where the RMS Titanic Sank

Map Showing the Location Where the RMS Titanic Sank. The Literary Digest (27 April 1912) p. 867. GGA Image ID # 1084cab48c

Unsinkable - Coffman in the New York Journal

Unsinkable - Coffman in the New York Journal. The Literary Digest (27 April 1912) p. 868. GGA Image ID # 1085409260

Mr. Joseph Bruce Ismay - President of the International Mercantile Marine Company

Mr. Joseph Bruce Ismay - President of the International Mercantile Marine Company. testifying before the committee of investigation.  He declares the wreck of the Titanic has taught him a lesson. © Underwood & Underwood. The Literary Digest (4 May 1912) p. 917. GGA Image ID # 103a71ff4f

Two Little Waifs from the RMS Titanic, cared for by Miss Margaret Hays Since the Tragedy.

Two Little Waifs from the “Titanic.” “Lolo‘* and “Mono,“ who were placed in a life-boat by a man who stayed on the ship. A Mme. Navratll. of Nice. France, is coming to claim them as hers. Many offers of adoption have come to Miss Margaret Hays, who has been caring for them. © Underwood & Underwood. The Literary Digest (4 May 1912) p. 918. GGA Image ID # 1085791367

One of the Titanic's Life-Boats Approaching the Carpathia, Barely Half Full.

One of the "Titanic's" Life-Boats Approaching the “Carpathia,” Barely Half Full. © Underwood & Underwood. The Literary Digest (4 May 1912) p. 919. GGA Image ID # 1085e15b3a

Two Widows and Their Children. Steerage Survivors Who Will Find the Relief Fund a Godsend.

Two Widows and Their Children. Steerage Survivors Who Will Find the Relief Fund a Godsend. © Underwood & Underwood. The Literary Digest (4 May 1912) p. 919. GGA Image ID # 10867a42f9

The Steamship-Owner Gambled with Death - but Death Held the Cards 

The Steamship-Owner Gambled with Death - but Death Held the Cards   —Barclay in the Baltimore Sun. The Literary Digest (4 May 1912) p. 920-a. GGA Image ID # 103c61ea80

The Moving Finger Writes, And. Having Writ, Moves On.

“The Moving Finger Writes, And. Having Writ, Moves On." (Life Saving Appliances Were Inadequate —Ireland lo the Columbus Dispatch. The Literary Digest (4 May 1912) p. 920-b. GGA Image ID # 103c9aff7e

The Eternal Collision —Macauley in the New York World.

The Eternal Collision  —Macauley in the New York World. The Literary Digest (4 May 1912) p. 921-a. GGA Image iD # 103ac3fcc9

The Helmsman —Johnson in the Philadelphia North American.

The Helmsman —Johnson in the Philadelphia North American. The Literary Digest (4 May 1912) p. 921-b. GGA Image ID # 103a800831

Luxuries of Modern Travel -- But Not Enough Lifeboats.

Luxuries of Modern Travel -- But Not Enough Lifeboats. © Montreal Herald. The Literary Digest (4 May 1912) p. 925. GGA Image ID # 10868883f9

Senator William Alden Smith. Arriving at the Senate Office Building in Washington to Question the Surviving Officers and Crew of the Titanic

Senator William Alden Smith. Arriving at the Senate Office Building in Washington to Question the Surviving Officers and Crew of the Titanic. © C. V. Buck, Washington. The Literary Digest (11 May 1912) p. 976. GGA Image ID # 10868a33ae

In all probability, according to The Scientific American, a massive, projecting, underwater shelf of the iceberg with which she collided tore open several compartments of the Titanic,

Is This What Happened? In all probability, according to The Scientific American, a massive, projecting, underwater shelf of the iceberg with which she collided tore open several compartments of the Titanic, the rent extending from near the bow to amidships. The energy of the blow, 1,161,000 foot-tons, was equal, it is estimated, to that of the combined broadsides of the battleships Delaware and North Dakota. © Scientific American. The Literary Digest (11 May 1912) p. 981. GGA Image ID # 10869441df

How Lifeboats For All Could Be Carried

How Lifeboats For All Could Be Carried. On the Left, Boat Deck of the Titanic Showing 20 Lifeboats Carrying About 1,000 Passengers. On the Right, Plan of Boat Deck Showing Suggested Accommodations for 56 Boats Carrying About 3,100 Passengers. © Scientific American. The Literary Digest (11 May 1912) p. 982. GGA Image ID # 1086a1115f

Chart of the North Atlantic Showing the New Summer Routes for Steamships.

Chart of the North Atlantic Showing the New Summer Routes for Steamships. Inter Routes of German and French Lines Are Not Shown. the Turning Points Are the Same as for the English Lines. These Points Are Indicated by Small Open Circles. Position of Icebergs Is Shown by Shaded Spots. © Engineering News. The Literary Digest (11 May 1912) p. 982. GGA Image ID # 1086b494ee

Results of the Titanic Disaster Analyzed.

Results of the Titanic Disaster Analyzed. from Official Figures Given in the House of Commons. The Black Indicates Passengers and Crew Lost, and the White Indicates the Saved. © The London Sphere. The Literary Digest (25 May 1912) p. 1092. GGA Image ID # 1086c6ddfa

Members of the Titanic's Band Who Died at Their Post: W. Hartley, Leader; P. C. Taylor, J. L. Hume, G. Krine, W. Woodward, and W. T. Brailey.

Members of the Titanic's Band Who Died at Their Post: W. Hartley, Leader; P. C. Taylor, J. L. Hume, G. Krine, W. Woodward, and W. T. Brailey. The Literary Digest (25 May 1912) p. 1093. GGA Image ID # 10872e2ac0

A Piece of Documentary Evidence. Facsimile of one of the seven checks said to have been given by Sir Cosmo Duff- Gordon to the crew of the life-boat in which he was saved from the Titanic. The charge is made that this life-boat left the ship early with a few rich passengers. It was called “the millionaires’ special” by the other survivors. © "Newspaper Illustrations," London. The Literary Digest (25 May 1912) p. 1093. GGA Image ID # 1087436e11

A Life-Raft to Form Part of the Deck.

A Life-Raft to Form Part of the Deck. This device proposed by the London Sphere would be part of the deck ordinarily, but in case of wreck it would float oft as a raft holding hundreds of the passengers and crew. © London Sphere. The Literary Digest (25 May 1912) p. 1096. GGA Image ID # 1087a33f99

A Route That Will Defy The Icebergs. The Proposed Hudson Bay Route to Europe. Dotted with Bcrgs and Shrouded in Fog.

A Route That Will Defy The Icebergs. The Proposed Hudson Bay Route to Europe. Dotted with Bcrgs and Shrouded in Fog. © Engineering News. The Literary Digest (25 May 1912) p. 1097. GGA Image ID # 10881b7ac3

Folding Lifeboats on the Olympic.

Folding Lifeboats on the Olympic. This type may be constructed much more strongly than the collapsible boats on the next page and may be launched from Davits, as shown. © Motor Boating, New York. The Literary Digest (22 June 1912) p. 1293. GGA Image ID # 10883bc9d4

A Collapsible Boat of the Kind Used on the Titanic

A Collapsible Boat of the Kind Used on the Titanic. The bottom is of wood and the sides are canvas. © Motor Boating, New York. The Literary Digest (22 June 1912) p. 1294. GGA Image ID # 108848707b

The Collapsible Lifeboat When in Use

The Collapsible Lifeboat When in Use. The cross members swing down to keep the boat extended. The large cork-filled fenders will support the crew if the boat capsizes. © Motor Boating, New York. The Literary Digest (22 June 1912) p. 1294. GGA Image ID # 10887703c2

Old Life-Boat Davits Made Obsolete

Old Life-Boat Davits Made Obsolete. The Welin davit greatly facilitates the launching of lifeboats, as they are swung clear of the ship's side by merely turning a crank. Although equipped with these davits, the Titanic had but one boat to each set, whereas she might have had two. As shown here. © Motor Boating, New York. The Literary Digest (22 June 1912) p. 1295. GGA Image ID # 1088b358b2

One Lesson The Titanic Taught -- The Double Hull.

One Lesson The Titanic Taught -- The Double Hull. On the left, showing the construction of the Imperator's double hull, a feature also of her two sister ships. On the right, new inner skin put in the Olympic, sister ship to the Titanic, at a cost of over $1,000,000. The Literary Digest (26 April 1913) p. 937. GGA Image ID # 1088bb8198

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