The Iceberg That Sunk The Titanic May Be In This Historic Photograph Taken By An Undertaker Who Was Part Of The Recovery Mission

They were quickly overwhelmed by the number of bodies in the freezing water, so much so that they had to call in additional ships. 

Recovering bodies took several days, ships, undertakers, and materials. The crew of the Cable Ship Mackay-Bennett was estimated to recover a little over 300 bodies after days of searching the site of the tragedy. 

The five-inch by three-inch photograph of an iceberg was taken by John Snow Jr. during his mission just two days after the sinking of the Titanic.

While no one can know for sure if John’s photograph is of the same iceberg that hit the Titanic, many researchers and scholars believe it could be. After all, the C.S. Mackay-Bennett was one of the first recovery ships to arrive at the wreckage site.

Additionally, some question why John would photograph any iceberg near the devastation if it wasn’t the one that caused the tragic event.

The photo was passed down for several generations until a memorabilia collector obtained it. It went up for auction at Henry Aldridge & Son Auctioneers of Devizes, Wiltshire, and was purchased for a sum between $5,000 to $8,800.

Do you think the photograph could be of the actual iceberg that caused one of the most famous tragedies in history?

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