Priests Who Went Down with Titanic - Titanic Commutator - 2Q 2011
FRONT COVER: A majestic Titanic plowing through the sea is a painstakingly detailed model complete with life-like people walking the decks. The model was made by Pete Bransky who donated it to the Titanic Historical Society and can be seen at the Titanic Museum.
Photo: Karen Komodo.
This issue of the Titanic Commutator features Part 2 of Broadway Dame: The Life and Times of Mrs. Henry B. Harris and the R.M.S. Teutonic, Luxury Ship of the White Star Line.
CONTENTS IN THIS ISSUE
- BROADWAY DAME: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MRS. HENRY B. HARRIS-Part 2
By Randy Bryan Bigham and Gregg Jasper
- HEROIC PRIESTS WHO WENT DOWN WITH TITANIC
The Catholic News
The relatives of the Catholics who met their fate with the Titanic have the consolation that their dear ones had the ministrations of a priest in the last few terrible moments. There were three priests on board, and, as was to be expected, the gave their services to those who needed them and them accompanied them to the throne of God.
- TITANIC CENTENNIAL MEMORIAL UPDATE
- LAURENTIC AND THE PANAMA CANAL
Compiled by Karen Kamuda
- JINGLE BELLS, JAMES PIERPONT, AND THE TITANIC CONNECTION
By Jim Browne
- TEUTONIC, SHIP OF LUXURY
- TEUTONIC AND THE BLUE RIBAND
- TEUTONIC IN A TEMPEST
From contemporary newspaper reports
- SEA POSTE
An announcement is asking for stories from members for THS's 50th birthday; what kind of footwear did Captain Smith wear?; identifying a button in the collection Frank Goldsmith donated to the THS; the significance of the medals and ribbons worn by Otto Reuter (Amerika's wireless operator); a rare painting of Titanic; a pair of oars from a Titanic lifeboat; finding out who received a refund for not sailing on Titanic; identifying a broadsheet on Titanic's sailing; a buffet table from Titanic; a family story of a crewman who worked on Titanic and helped rescue passengers?
- BOOK REVIEWS
On Board RMS Titanic—Memories of the Maiden Voyage by George M. Behe. Titanic, the Edith Brown Story by David Haisman. Reviews by Tim Trower
BACK COVER (Above): "A Traveling Salesman" a 1908 lithograph-advertising a comedy by James Forbes and produced by Henry B. Harris. Photo: Library of Congress
Above (Not Shown): "Teutonic Leaving Liverpool, 1889" by noted marine illustrator, William Wylie. She is brand new with armament and invited passengers including the artist and his wife who sailed to take part in the Spithead review of 1889.
Top right (Not Shown): An 1889 poster of a farce comedy, "Courted Into Court', the management of Henry B. Harris. The panels of the poster were printed in the wrong order. Photo: Library of Congress
Right (Not Shown): How did Olympic get into the Panama Canal? See page 89 in the Olympic section of the Laurentic store.
The Journal of Record of The Titanic Historical Society, Inc.
Volume 36, No. 194 | Membership Year 2011 | 2nd Quarter—August through October 2011
48 Years of Continuous Publication
A Quarterly Journal Devoted to Original Research into the White Star Line and. Notable Vessels of History
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