Lights from a submersible penetrate the rusted ruin of Titanic’s first-class promenade, once as inviting as a similar deck on the Olympic (below). Before the Titanic sank, the windows were opened, probably to load lifeboats. Millionaire John Jacob Astor IV put his 18-year-old wife into lifeboat 4 through a promenade window on the other side of the ship. He stayed on board and perished.

Lights from a submersible penetrate the rusted ruin of Titanic’s first-class promenade, once as inviting as a similar deck on the Olympic (below). Before the Titanic sank, the windows were opened, probably to load lifeboats. Millionaire John Jacob Astor IV put his 18-year-old wife into lifeboat 4 through a promenade window on the other side of the ship. He stayed on board and perished.

RMS Titanic. Turkish Bath.

RMS Titanic. Turkish Bath.

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Artifacts and memorabilia are being auctioned off from the Titanic. This Violin was salvaged along with the Titanic which had been lying in the Atlantic Ocean at a depth of 3,000 meters, Legend has it that the Titanic band was playing a tune as the ship went down.

Artifacts and memorabilia are being auctioned off from the Titanic. This Violin was salvaged along with the Titanic which had been lying in the Atlantic Ocean at a depth of 3,000 meters, Legend has it that the Titanic band was playing a tune as the ship went down.

The First Class Lounge on the RMS Titanic, photographed on January 4, 1912.

The First Class Lounge on the RMS Titanic, photographed on January 4, 1912.

1860 Slaves on a S.C. Plantation

1860 Slaves on a S.C. Plantation

Cleopatra's underwater palace, Egypt

Cleopatra's underwater palace, Egypt

Recovered Cherub Figure from the Titanic: This cherub was recovered from the wreckage. (Photo Credit: Todd Gipstein; RMS Titanic, Inc./CORBIS)

Recovered Cherub Figure from the Titanic: This cherub was recovered from the wreckage. (Photo Credit: Todd Gipstein; RMS Titanic, Inc./CORBIS)

**The Story Behind Keep Calm and Carry On** Love the idea for one of the other posters: Freedom is in Peril Defend it With All Your Might

**The Story Behind Keep Calm and Carry On** Love the idea for one of the other posters: Freedom is in Peril Defend it With All Your Might

Lifeboat Station  A single davit survives on the deck above the promenade. Two such small cranes, one at each end, were needed to lower a lifeboat to the sea. This one helped launch collapsible boat C, where J. Bruce Ismay—chairman of the company that owned the Titanic—took a seat and rode to safety.

Lifeboat Station A single davit survives on the deck above the promenade. Two such small cranes, one at each end, were needed to lower a lifeboat to the sea. This one helped launch collapsible boat C, where J. Bruce Ismay—chairman of the company that owned the Titanic—took a seat and rode to safety.

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