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Crowd gathered in front of the White Star liner office in New York’s lower Broadway to get the latest news of the sinking of the liner Titanic — April 14, 1912.

100 Years Ago, a Disaster Captivated the City

NYC. 100 years ago, in 1912, a Disaster Captivated the City: The sinking of RSM Titanic. Crowds gathered outside the offices of the White Star Line on lower Broadway seeking news of the Titanic.

Anxious callers outside offices of the White Star line waiting to learn news of Titanic survivors. New York, 1912.

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.

Senate committee hearings held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. Smith files Titanic disaster report Washington, May 28 (1912)

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

May 1912: Surviving crew of the 'Titanic' wait for the beginning of an inquiry into the disaster...

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.