First class passenger, Madeleine Talmage Astor (1893-1940), wife of John Jacob Astor IV (1864-1912), c. 1911.
"The couple’s marriage in September 1911 had created controversy in New York, coming soon after Mr Astor divorced his wife, Ava, the mother of his two sons. His elder son, Vincent, was just a year younger than Madeleine when the wedding took place. At the time, divorce was rare and remarriage was even rarer. After the wedding, the newlyweds decided to go on a six-month honeymoon to Europe and north Africa to escape the gossipmongers.
On their return journey, the couple had cabins 62 and 64 on the Titanic after boarding the ship at Cherbourg. They sailed across the Atlantic from New York to Southampton on the Titanic’s sister ship, Olympic. They are believed to have paid $4,350 each for their one-way tickets – more than £45,000 [approximately $71,334] at today’s prices…”