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November 2, 2015

Titanic in Color: Photos of One of the Largest Passenger Liners of Its Time Rendered in Full Color

The RMS Titanic was one of the most opulent liners to have ever been built and the largest steamship in the world. It struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City and sank on April 15, 1912.

Since the discovery of its wreckage in 1985, interest in the ill-fated liner slightly dwindled. Now a century after its sinking, the Titanic remains an enduring and enigmatic subject.

Thomas Schmid is one such person that has been mesmerized by the tale of this fabled ship that was once pronounced unsinkable. Through his work, we are able to travel back in time to see images of the luxury liner, not as they were taken, but rendered in full color.

1. The hull of the Titanic under construction in dry dock at the Harland & Wolff Shipyard in Belfast, Ireland, in 1911.

2. The RMS Titanic near completion at Harland and Wolff shipyards in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1911.

3. Titanic at Southampton, April 1912.

4. Titanic leaving Southampton, April 1912.

5. The RMS Titanic at Southampton docks, prior to departure, in early April 1912.

6. RMS Olympic and Titanic side-by-side, Belfast, 6 March 1912.

7. The RMS Titanic leaves Belfast for sea trials on April 2, 1912.

8. Titanic left Southampton, England, bound for New York. April 10, 1912.

9. RMS Titanic, showing 8 lifeboats along the starboard-side boat deck (upper deck):4 lifeboats near the bridge wheel house and 4 lifeboats near the 4th funnel.

10. Gym aboard the Titanic, 1912.

11. The cafe Parisien aboard the RMS Titanic.

12. Titanic's grand ballroom.

13. Titanic's first-class parlor suite C-55.

14. Titanic's third-class dinning room.

15. The Adam-style sitting room of a B-deck suite.

16. Titanic's first-class room B-59, decorated in the Modern Dutch style.

17. Titanic's first-class room B-38.

18.Titanic's first-class stateroom.

19. Titanic's first-class room B-60.

(via Exposure Guide)



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