Titanic launch photo archive will sell on October 24
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.
The bookmarklet lets you save things you find to your collections.
Note: Make sure your bookmarks are visible.
Click and drag the Collect It button to your browser's Bookmark Bar.