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Actress Kate Winslet (b. 1975), with actor Leonardo DiCaprio (b. 1974), in James Cameron’s film, “Titanic,” 1997.
The first class Café Parisien on board the RMS Titanic, 1912.

"[The] Café Parisien, which is an entirely new feature on board ship, has been arranged in connection with the restaurant, and here lunches and dinners can be served under the same excellent conditions and with all the advantages of the restaurant itself…it will be seen that this café has the appearance of a charming sun-lit verandah, tastefully decorated in French trellis-work with ivy and other creeping plants, and is provided with small groups of chairs surrounding convenient tables…"
-Excerpted from “The Shipbuilder,” 1912. 
One of the last-known photographs taken of the RMS Titanic, 1912. 
The grand staircase on board the RMS Olympic, c. 1910-11. 
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…” 




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Passengers observe crew members transporting baggage on to the RMS Titanic, 1912. 
The New York Times announces the RMS Titanic’s sinking, 1912. 
The first-class lounge on board the RMS Titanic, 1912.

“The only word, which can describe the surroundings of this room, would be luxury. The lounge was situated in the center of A-deck between the second and third funnels. The room was done up in Louis [XV] style and the details were taken from the Palace of Versailles. The walls were decorated in rich oak paneling with intricate carved details and the room was split up into large alcoves that added privacy to the most heated discussions between passengers. A fireplace with a large mirror was situated at the forward wall and abreast the third funnel casing stood a mahogany bookcase where a passenger could sit down and read. The mantelpiece also featured a miniature statue of a Greek goddess, which was one of the details copied from Versailles. The floor was covered an ornate floral carpet and the large bay windows gave an unbroken view of the sea. The furniture ranged from soft easy chairs to tea tables. The most interesting feature was the grand chandelier, which dominated the center of the ceiling. A grand piano graced one corner of the room, where passengers would later recall the upbeat tune of Alexander’s Ragtime band being played with sprit on the keys…”(Source) 
The first class dining saloon on board the RMS Titanic, 1912. 
The RMS Titanic leaving Southampton, Hampshire, UK, 1912.