In this post, BPC's archivist Anne Kumer shares some history.
One hundred years ago the Titanic sank, taking with it over 1,500 passengers and crew members. One of three ships operated by the White Star Line, she was said to be unsinkable, and the largest existing passenger ship.
|The RMS Titanic embarks on its maiden voyage from Southhampton, England to New York City, USA, on April 10, 1012. Photo: National Geographic|
Astor's first son from a previous marriage, Vincent Astor, married socialite and philanthropist Brooke Astor, who was known for her support of the NYPL and Bryant Park's restoration.
|Mr. and Mrs. Astor shortly after their marriage in 1911|