20+ Never-seen-before pictures of the Titanic and its passengers will send a chill down your spine

    On the 20th anniversary of the award-winning movie Titanic, we bring to you some stunning, rare pictures of the original ship.

    The RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner which sank in the North Atlantic Ocean after colliding with an iceberg in April 1912. The entire journey was later converted into a movie which is when the story of the ship grew beyond famous. It is the world’s second highest grossing films of all time. Most of us will remember the movie, the story, and the characters, but how many of us actually know what the real ship and its passengers looked like? Here are 22 pictures of the Titanic and what it really looked like:

    #22

    The unfinished ship, at Belfast, on May 31, 1911. Source: Wikimedia Commons
     
    #21

    Titanic under construction. Source: Wikimedia Commons

    #20

    The Titanic, ready to be launched. Source: Library of Congress

    #19

    The reading and writing room on the first-class deck of the Titanic. Source: Wikimedia Commons

    #18

    The last lifeboat launched from the Titanic. Source: Wikimedia Commons
     
    #17

    Captain of the Titanic. Source: Library of Congress

    #16

    A tugboat on its way to meet the Carpathia. Source: Library of Congress

    #15

    Two lifeboats carry Titanic survivors toward safety. Source: National Archives

    #14

    Mrs. Charlotte Collyer with her daughter Marjorie, both of whom survived the disaster. Source: Library of Congress
     
    #13

    The “Titanic orphans,” French brothers Michel (left, age 4) and Edmond Navratil (right, age 2), who were left temporarily parent-less their father died on the ship. Source: Library of Congress

    #12

    Mrs. J.J. Brown (“The Unsinkable Molly Brown”). Source: Library of Congress

    #11

    People line up to see the Titanic. Source: ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images

    #10

    The first-class lounge aboard the Titanic. Source: Universal Images Group/Getty Images
     
    #9

    Titanic passengers stroll past the ship’s onboard lifeboats soon before the ship went down. Source: Getty Images

    #8

    A child plays on the playground located on the saloon deck of the Titanic three days before the ship went down.  Source: Bettmann/Contributor/Getty Images

    #7

    Captain Edward J. Smith (right) and Purser Hugh Walter McElroy stand aboard the Titanic. Source: Ralph White/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images

    #6

    The main dining room. Source: George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images
     
    #5

    Survivors of the Titanic sinking sit on the deck of the Carpathia. Source: George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images

    #4

    A newspaper boy sells copies of the Evening News telling of the Titanic sinking outside the off ice of the White Star Line. Source: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images
     
    #3

    Survivors of the Titanic sinking sit at Millbay Docks in Plymouth, England. Source: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

    #2

    Stuart Collett, survivor of the Titanic. Source: Library of Congress

    #1

    Straus Memorial Park in New York City. The city had it built to commemorate those who died on board the Titanic. Source: Library of Congress

    Source: Meaww

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