J. Bruce Ismay, chairman of the White Star Line, which owned the Titanic, and a survivor of the sinking. Blistering news coverage accused him of cowardice for fleeing the ship while women and children remained aboard.
1st class passenger, Ida Hippach, had traveled to Europe w/ her daughter, Jean, to recover from the loss of her two sons who died in the 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire in Chicago. She and her daughter survived the sinking, but tragically she lost a third son in automobile accident just two years later. #Titanic #FirstClassFridays
The probe At least five separate boards of inquiry were set up on both sides of the Atlantic to probe the Titanic tragedy. (Pictured) Stewards of the sunken Titanic wait in a dining room while attending the inquiry into the sinking.