Titanic, the world’s largest ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg claiming more than 1,500 lives and subsequently altering the world’s confidence in modern technology. Today the Titanic lies 2.5 miles beneath the ocean surface.
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Sunlight is very faint, and bioluminecent sea life glows in the dark.
Also called the Midnight Zone. The only light at this depth comes from bioluminecent sea life. The temperature never fluctuates far from 39 degrees Fahrenheit.
The average depth of the Atlantic Ocean is 10,932 feet(3332 meters).
The deepest part of the North Atlantic is the Puerto Rico Trench which is 28,232 feet(8,605 meters).
During the Edwardian period, a table set with third-class dishes looked very plain in comparison to a first-class or second-class table. This pattern of dishes was used for the Third Class and probably for the crew as well. Third-class china was open-stock, white pieces with the White Star Line logo printed in a single, red color, which eliminated the need for expensive hand decorating. Heavy and serviceable, the third-class dishware was branded only with the White Star Line's logo to prevent theft. Like all china onboard, the name "Titanic" never appeared, allowing its use on other White Star Line ships, if necessary. Additionally, there are no maker's marks on the back in order to keep costs to a minimum. However, some third-class dishes carried the Stonier Co. trade name, which is one of the known suppliers of dishes for White Star Line.Register To Win
Hundreds of these perfectly preserved au gratin dishes were recovered from the sand in 1987 and 1994 where they were found lined up like dominoes. The cabinet in which they were kept protected them during the sinking. Over time the cabinet's wood rotted away, leaving the dishes stacked neatly together in the sand.
The plates, made from special fireproof clay, allowed Titanic's cooks to prepare meals under a searing heat and then serve the same dish at the table.Register To Win
In 2000, a small, leather case was brought up from the ocean floor holding 62 sample-size perfume vials with their labels and outer, protective, metal cases. Although some of the vials had broken and lost their perfume, some still emit the scent of the samples they contained—despite almost 100 years on the ocean floor. Some labels are still legible and identify the scents, such as Musk, Carnation, Lily of the Valley, and Cashmere Bouquet. The labels measure only 1" x 3/4", smaller than a postage stamp.
The case originally belonged to Adolphe Saalfeld, a German-Jewish perfume maker living and working in Manchester, England. He established the A. Saalfeld & Company in 1892 at the corner of Royds Street and Stockport Road (now the site of a pub) in 1892. At the age of 47, he boarded Titanic as a first-class passenger. At the time Titanic sailed, the American perfume business was booming. Saalfeld may have been planning to sell his fragrances to fashion boutiques and department stores in New York and other big cities.Register To Win
Over a dozen of these toothpaste jars have been recovered from Titanic's wreck site. The large number of jars and their small capacity suggests that the White Star Line may have provided this brand to passengers as a complimentary toiletry item.Register To Win
Recovered in 1987, the wooden slats of this bench have long disappeared, but the ornate copper alloy supports remain, a symbol of Gilded Age opulence. The benches stood throughout Titanic's open deck spaces for the comfort of the passengers. The more energetic could avail themselves of the Swimming Bath, Gymnasium, Squash Court or the Turkish Bath.
Originally, wooden slats were attached to the perforated edge of this right bench end. This bench would have been attached to the deck to prevent movement from the motion of the sea.Register To Win
Dozens of gold-plated chandeliers and wall sconces adorned the men's First Class Smoking Room, including this gilded, five socket chandelier. Differing from similar fixtures on shore, these chandeliers hung rigidly from the ceiling to make the gentle sway of the Titanic less noticeable to the gentlemen enjoying their after dinner drinks. When this chandelier was recovered in 1998, a process called electrophorisis was used to conserve it. This method uses small amounts of electricity to remove the debris and stains caused by living underwater for 86 years.Register To Win
Many lavatories and bathrooms used by third-class passengers and crew featured serviceable black and white tiles. They were manufactured by Villeroy & Bosch, a company founded in 1798 in Audun-le-Tiche in the Duchy of Lorraine located in northeastern part of France. During the period that Titanic was created and built, Villeroy & Bosch was in large scale production of ceramic sanitary ware – including bathtubs, sinks, water closets, and most likely tiles as well. This tile has suffered a partial loss along one side edge, possibly due to the stress of being torn from the Ship as she was sinking. Recovered in 2000, this tile also has what appears to be cement residue along one side.Register To Win
Second Class passengers dined from these attractive blue and white 'Delft' china plates. Decorated with stylized flowers, this tableware reflected the middle-class sensibilities of Titanic's second-class passengers. While still attractive, the decoration and quality of the pottery lack the refinement of first-class china. The White Star logo is still faintly visible.Register To Win
In 1912, many men shaved with the patented safety razor and the Gillette blade. "Known the World Over", according to advertisements. Others still preferred the manlier, traditional straight razor.
In 1895, King C. Gillette had a brilliant idea while shaving one morning. It was an entirely new razor and blade that flashed in his mind—a razor with a safe, inexpensive, and disposable blade. During that time, technical experts told Gillette that it would be impossible to produce steel that was hard, thin, and inexpensive enough for commercial development of the disposable razor blade.
Despite these negative opinions, Mr. Gillette developed the "safety razor," which was patented in 1904. Production of the Gillette ® safety razor and blade began at the Gillette Safety Razor Company in South Boston. Sales grew steadily. During World War I, the U.S. Government issued Gillette safety razors to the entire armed forces. By the end of the war, some 3.5 million razors and 32 million blades were put into military hands, thereby converting an entire nation to the Gillette safety razor.Register To Win
These Chamber pots were discovered in 1993, and they were kept in passenger cabins onboard Titanic in case of a sudden bout of seasickness.Register To Win