Thursday, April 12, 2012

Titanic Ephemera

TATTERS and scraps, they emerged from the deep coated with mire and miraculously although tenuously intact. Treated with the reverence due relics of perhaps the greatest maritime tragedy and with all the care modern conservation science could summon, they were restored, put on display and then offered this week in an exceptional single-lot auction of the more than 5,000 objects (with a current estimated worth of $190 million) that salvagers of the Titanic found scattered across the North Atlantic seabed.

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