“Last Titanic survivor sells mementos to raise cash”

An auction house in England is selling a suitcase of clothing and other memorabilia belonging to Millvina Dean (the youngest and last survivor from the Titanic disaster): “It’s the people, the human angle,” Aldridge [the auctioneer] said. “You had over 2,200 men, women and children on that ship, from John Jacob Astor, the richest person in the world at the time, to a poor Scandinavian family emigrating to the States to start a new life. There were 2,200 stories.”

More on this story can be found here:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/10/16/international/i075646D71.DTL&tsp=1

The Auction is online here:

http://www.henry-aldridge.co.uk/

Until Next Time,

Heather

www.fashionhistorian.net

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