Strange And Unexpected Things That Sank Deep With Titanic

Titanic

It’s more than a hundred years, when the Titanic, which collided with an iceberg and sank. The tragic story of the sinking is still fresh. And those who know and read about it can never forget the disastrous moment. Even documentaries and an Oscar-winning feature film were made on the incident. Many know that on the night of April 14-15, 1912, more than one and a half thousand people died in the shipwreck. But a handful of people know that there were many strange and unusual objects that were on board when the ship sank. So let us take a look at these objects below:

Electric baths

In the early 1900s, electric baths were a part of a healthy lifestyle. They were so popular that such a bathtub was even installed at the Titanic. Women were allowed to use it in the morning and men could lie in it in the afternoon or evening. During that time passengers on the Titanic wished to experience the privilege of being exposed to powerful ultraviolet light on their bodies. And for that, they need to buy a ticket for one dollar

Opium

There were four boxes of opium on the Titanic. In 1912, the US Congress had already banned opium, but it remained a common ingredient in various drugs. However, pharmaceutical companies were required to label all drugs containing opium appropriately. Opium use in the United States declined due to changes in legislation and it became more difficult to import it, but it was still being done.

Expensive painting

One of the most expensive items on the Titanic was not the jewelry or a diamond, but a painting by French artist Merry-Joseph Blondel, La Circassienne au Bain. The owner of the painting, Swedish entrepreneur Moritz Hakon Bjornström-Steffansson, survived the shipwreck and applied to the insurance company for compensation for the loss of the painting worth 100 thousand dollars. The cost of that painting would be $ 2.4 million today.

Turkish hammam

The Titanic was considered one of the most modern, expensive, and luxurious ships built during that time. Unsurprisingly, first-class passengers had the opportunity to enjoy a first-class Turkish bath.

Electric horse

One of the curious devices was on the ship was the “electric horse”, which simulated riding.

Manuscript of the writer Joseph Conrad

Not many know that at that time Titanic was carrying about seven million postal items from England to the United States. One of those letters contained a manuscript of Carain: A Remembrance by the famous English writer Joseph Conrad. The manuscript, complete with personal notes by the author, was sent to a corporate lawyer in New York, John Quinn, who collected original literary manuscripts.

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