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A tragic shipwreck transformed the Titanic into one of the most famous ships in history overnight. The liner, which it promised to be The largest and most luxurious ever Even now, in addition to being almost unsinkable, it sank in 1912 after hitting an iceberg, taking with it a large portion of the passengers and crew on board.
This shocking event and all the mysteries surrounding it have become an important part of collective memory, attracting researchers, engineers and even filmmakers who have a common mission: to know and clarify the details of the accident but also Life on the Titanic before the disaster.
Fragments of a sunken ship
Years of studies and exploration have collected them Evidence helps reconstruct the ship’s short life: Objects that have traveled inland, historical documents or photographs of the remains of a ship resting on the seabed.
Shoes, metal ornaments, figurines or bottles are the types of objects that contain it It has stood the test of time at a depth of about 4,000 metresunder the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, in a sufficient state of preservation.
About 700 people managed to survive the shipwreck with little more than a series of traumatic memories. However, by the time they abandoned the ship, these were both survivors and victims They can carry some belongings Small in size and restored.
Some of these details are as surprising as the ones that will be up for auction in November: Paper menu from a restaurant Titanic’s First Class Voyage, which chronicles everything diners ate on the night of April 11, 1912.
Titanic items up for auction
How was the paper menu that survived the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean preserved? What kind of dishes did first class passengers enjoy at dinner? What other small personal items were recovered?
All these questions, among others, were answered recently when it was announced The strange auction that will take place in the United Kingdom It is expected to raise tens of thousands of pounds.
Participants will be able to submit bids Original items from Titanic’s first voyage In addition to personal items recovered after the ship sank, including:
A menu from a first-class dining roomWhich corresponds to the first dinner after sailing.
Swiss pocket watch It was recovered from the body of Russian passenger Sinai Kantor, which despite being corroded by salt water, you can still feel the Hebrew figures engraved on the dial.
Tartan blanket With the insignia of the White Star Line Shipping Company, which was found on one of the lifeboats.
As for the menu, auction house Henry Aldridge and Son Ltd. Of making sure of that The only one left from that first night. Experts suggest that he may have survived in good condition because of this He will travel in the pocket of some survivorsShe was rescued from the water a few hours after drowning. Available reports indicate that 329 people were traveling in first class, and 199 of them survived.
Once we arrived in Nova Scotia, Canada, the menu was finished In the hands of historian Len StevensonHis family inherited it after his death, and have preserved it to this day.
but,What luxury menus contain First class on the Titanic? The unusual piece of paper reveals that an April 11 dinner was included Dishes are very diverse and refined Like spring lamb with mint sauce, or scape rye, or beef tenderloin with horseradish cream and parsnip puree, or even oysters. Desserts included apricot bordello tart and Victoria pudding.
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