How many photos were taken of Titanic before sailing?


DavidRTurner

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I'm trying to gather some statistics, but can't seem to find any reference to how many photos were taken of the ship - during construction, fitting & sailing.
It was such an awesome sight at the time, and hyped tremendously, but with photographic technology/cost of its time, would a number like 10,000 be in the ballpark?
I've seen the (arguable) 'last' photos taken as she sailed away - were any photos taken on-board that survived?
And does anyone know of the 'first' photo of the ship? Perhaps the groundbreaking ceremony of the drydock?

Similarly, I'm looking for a number of photos taken since its re-discovery.
A recent mapping expedition put together 130,000 into a compound image.
Of course, excluding that scientific 'shoot every square inch' concept, where a half-million or more might have been collected, would 50,000 be about right?

While I've collected dozens of bookmarked URLs, there's just too much to wade through within the timeframe I now have for a major anniversary celebration, where I'll be displaying photos, facts, stats, trivia, videos, music, etc... still a lot of gruntwork to do on this...

Any great photo library online covering ALL aspects of the ship's past/present history in one convenient place?
A good 'all-in-one' photo essay of the story? Grateful for any pointers!!
 

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