Unseen Photos From the Sinking of the Titanic Emerge After 99 Years

The 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic will come in April of next year, and auction houses are already seeing a spike in the number of artifacts from the disaster being put up for sale. Among them are a set of previously unseen photographs made the morning after the sinking, which show the rescue ships, lifeboats, and an icy Atlantic ocean.

This last one shows an iceberg in the horizon — possibly even the one that sank the Titanic:

The images were made by John and Nelle Snyder, newlyweds who were celebrating their honeymoon aboard the Titanic. After being kept in the possession of the Snyder family for 99 years, the photos (along with some letters written on Titanic stationery) are expected to fetch over $50,000 when they’re auctioned on October 21st by Philip Weiss Auctions.

(via NYTimes via PhotoWeeklyOnline)

  • Sean

    Stationary or stationery?

  • caltek

    wow….goosebumps just thinking about being the one photographing that and not realizing what was about to happen. Thanks for sharing.

  • Marschal A. Fazio

    I would love to know what camera these were taken with.

  • Jacqui Dee

    These were photos after the sinking. But still very frightening to think there must have been bodies in those waters…

  • Alessandro Casagli
  • Readthetext

    Read the text, it says “photographs made the morning after the sinking”.

  • Queenoftheblues

    The Titanic had four stacks. The ship in the photo is the Lusitania

  • Muddshaker

    Please read the article before commenting.  That is not the titanic these are ships searching after the accident.

  • Facepalm


  • Lane

    its carpathia or californian, i think the last one…lusitania had four “pipes” too and it was much bigger…

  • Wagner


  • Avril_angel95

    Its Carpathia, the ship where the survivors went aboard

  • TitanicFan

    Its Carpathia, the ship where the survivors went aboard

  • Rich

    My grandfather was on the Carpathia.

  • Andy

    You’re right, it’s not… It’s the SS Californian and the RMS Carpathia aiding the survivors of the sinking. ;)

  • Dude

    I’ve got a stuck booger. Dang it.

  • RTFA

    It certainly isn’t.

  • J.Griffin

    Should read:
    “Unseen Photos of the Rescuing of Titanic Survivors”…

    It would seem it was titled the way it was to get more hits.

    The article is is more accurate but the title is still wrong.