The Last Days of the Titanic: Photographs and Mementos of the Tragic Maiden Voyage
"The Last Days of the Titanic" takes in the full sweep of the liner's celebrated departure from England and Ireland, from boarding the special ... Show synopsis "The Last Days of the Titanic" takes in the full sweep of the liner's celebrated departure from England and Ireland, from boarding the special "Titanic" rail car at Waterloo Station, to port activity at Queenstown, and ultimately to final photographs of the ship as it disappeared from view off the coast of Ireland. A photo essay by Browne, titled "The Day a Liner Sailed, " chronicles the bustling life of of an Irish seaport, and includes snapshots of illegal traders, packets transferring passengers, mail bound for America being loaded into holds, and authorized Irish vendors selling their wares aboard ship. Father Browne's own "Titanic Album," assembled as a commemorative gesture in 1920, portrays crews and passengers at work and play, and contains such rare interior shots as a typical state room, the dining room, gymnasium, and a "reading and writing room." Hauntingly, the book also features the last photograph taken of Captain Smith, looking ominously down at Lifeboat Numer two as a tender delivered passengers to Queenstown.