Recovered Belongings From bodies


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shane kruger

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Does any one know what happened to the thousands of personal belongings from the unidentified bodies recovered from the sea...

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Rob Ottmers

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Hello Shane,

The majority of effects were turned over to the White Star Line. Some were also delivered to relatives or held by the Provincial Secretary.

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shane kruger

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Thanks for that... Where would they be now...
There seemed to be an awful lot recovered.
Is it displayed somewhere.

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Andrea Jane Rice

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Shane,

There has been an exhibition at the London Science Museum for a few months now. They have quite a lot on display with a mix of White Star Line property and personal items. There are pictures, salvaged parts of the ship, crockery (as found on the sea bed), wash basins, taps, snuff boxes, bowler hats, suits, shoes ................ it was endless.

They recreated the ship, its cabins, and finally the fateful night, moving from room to room, ending with a recreation of the iceburg (which really was a wall of ice). It was excellently done.

I don't know who actually owns all the artifacts now, but it must be either the UK or US states as they certainly weren't the personal effects of surviving relatives.

It doesn't show much, but if you want a quick squizz, the website is www.sciencemuseum.org.uk (which also indicates it is all government owned).

Hope i've given you a little bit more to chew on.

Regards,


Andrea
 
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Mary S. Lynn

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I've posted on other threads about the controversy about salvage rights and the decisions to remove/not remove personal items. I'm still quite torn between the moral and the obligatory and the monetary (monetary being a nasty and self-indulgent reason). David Haisman's mother, Edith Brown, was presented with the gold watch that her father wore, and which was "salvaged". I feel that this was a very emotional and personal event for the Brown/Haisman family, and am glad she was able to receive it, as it might have brought a kind of closure. On the other hand, I can understand why other survivors were so opposed to any retrieval of personal artifacts. It's a very sensitive and personal issue. My apologies in advance to David Haisman if I have offended.
 
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Abigail Daniel

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I would love to see all these things. But I was wondering if there are momentums in Australia.
cause I dont live anywhere in uk and the us..
Let me know if you know of anything maybe in Sydney about the titanic.
 
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Martha Fasoulas

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Hi Abigail,

Apart form the screening of GOTA currently at the IMAX in Darlign Harbour, there are no plans for the next 12 months at least for any travelling exhibitions. Unfortunately, the exhibuts as I am aware, are too expensive and too lare to bring down under.

Such a shame we miss out but will let you know if I hear anything
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Take care
Martha
 
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