Wireless operator...RMS 'Titanic', 1912, (1935). Creator: Unknown
Wireless operator Harold Bride being questioned about SOS messages sent during the sinking of RMS 'Titanic', 1912, (1935). 'The wireless operator is undergoing examination as to the time the SOS messages were sent out'. Operated by the White Star Line, 'Titanic' was the largest and most luxurious ocean liner of her time, and thought to be unsinkable. During her maiden voyage, bound for New York, she struck an iceberg in thick fog off Newfoundland on 14 April 1912. In the collision five of her watertight compartments were compromised and she sank. Out of the 2228 people on board, only 705 survived. A major cause of the loss of life was the insufficient number of lifeboats she carried. From "The Silver Jubilee Book - The Story of 25 Eventful Years in Pictures". [Odhams Press Ltd., London, 1935]
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'The Tribute Money', 1425. Artist: Masaccio Tommaso
'The Tribute Money', 1425. In an attempt to entrap Jesus, the Pharisees sent men to ask if it was right for Jews to pay taxes to the Romans. He looked at a coin bearing the Emperor's image, telling his questioners to render up to Caesar what was Caesar's (Matthew 22:15-21). Fresco from the Brancacci Chapel in the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence.
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