Monday, October 26, 2015

A photo of the iceberg that sank the Titanic sold 32,000 dollars – Le Figaro

The house Henry Aldridge & English amp; His Devizes sold, October 24, a snapshot that would represent the piece of ice against which the ship collided in 1912. The authenticity of the image has not been confirmed.

A huge price for a photograph which we doubt the authenticity. A snapshot supposed to represent the giant iceberg that sank the Titanic, has been sold at auction for the tidy sum of $ 32,000 on 24 October. This is the English auction house Henry Aldridge & amp; His Devizes, just enact this amazing deal.

This photo black and white was taken by crew member of the ship Prinz Adalbert April 15, 1912. The ship spent a few hours the drama near the scene of the fatal collision. The photographer, in all likelihood, was not aware of the disaster.

Yet element could confirm the authenticity of the fatal iceberg. A slight visible traces of red paint on the photo, testify of the shock that killed 1,500 passengers deemed unsinkable ship.

At the time the photo was immediately handed to the law firm that defended the rights of the parent of the Titanic, the White Star Line. This photograph, authenticated or not, was hung on a wall of the company for almost 90 years until it closed in 2002.

For over a century, relics of all kinds continue to live the black legend of the Titanic. A silver cup given to the rescue ship’s captain by a survivor of the Titanic or cookie that managed to be kept from the Titanic have been delighting collectors.


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