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Andy:

Edith wrote some letters in the reading and writing room before going to bed on April 14. She was still wearing her white evening dress from dinner that night. She also, earlier that evening, had been among the passengers on deck watching the sun set; she said the sky and the sea-spray were a blaze of colors. She was wearing the same outfit that she was saved in.

Best of luck on your drawing, and be sure to share it with us later; maybe you can do a series of pictures of passengers and crew and submit them to ET as part of a story or commentary.

If you want further inspiration, you might want to buy the book "Pig on Titanic," a very nice children’s picture book that’s not too expensive and should be available at most big bookstores. Here’s a link to Amazon.com’s listing for the book:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0060523050/qid=1127688035/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-5321994-4344910?v=glance&s=books

Best wishes,
Randy
 
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randy--thanks for the link to the photos. it's really kind of amazing to think of more or less contemporary people wearing those amazing clothes. Not the kind of thing that's easy to maneuver in a ship sinking.
 
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Thanks Randy. i would like to make Edith the focal point of my picture, but does anyone have any ideas of who could be in the background, and what they could be doing. Any suggestions would help me draw a great picture.

Andy
 
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Trevor Rommelley

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I've seen a YouTube interview with Edith Russell in which she mentions going back to her cabin to lock her 19 trunks because she didn't trust the stewards to do it for her. But there surely wasn't enough room in her cabin for 19 trunks!?
 
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Trevor Rommelley

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Thanks Kat! I've never seen mention of a second cabin, but it would make sense I suppose.

I'd be interested to learn the contents of the letter to Walter Lord too!
 
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No problem!
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So would I as a matter of fact, but I don't think it's been published online, unfortunately.
 

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Edith describes women’s clothes during the Titanic trip in several articles and interviews. Does anyone have a copy of these or know where I can get them?
 
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Ashlene, please note that the message board rules (See https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/admin.php?angle=Rules ) require the use of both your real first and last name. Please revise your profile accordingly. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

Regarding your question, you would likely have to search some newspaper morgues to find what you're looking for and a lot of them are not available on line.

You may find some of the depostions taken in the course of the American Limitation of Liability hearings to be of some interest though none from Edith appear to be available. See http://www.titanicinquiry.org/lol/claims/claims.php
 

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