Titanic launch photo archive will sell on October 24

LillyLove

LillyLove

2015-10-20 14:32:27

An archive of five photographs showing the launch of the Titanic will be offered at Henry Aldridge Auctioneers on October 24.

It’s expected to sell for around £5,000-8,000 ($7,739-12,382).

The photos were taken by an Irish businessman who has present as the ship first left the dry dock in Belfast on May 31, 1911.

Less than a year later the ship would sink in the freezing waters of the Atlantic.

The images show rarely seen views of the ship, including its hull and propellers. A huge number of spectators turned out to witness the event and the photos capture the jubilant atmosphere.

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