Part of THS’s 2001 convention program included at talk at Halifax’s Fairview Lawn Cemetery, the resting place of many Titanic victims. There were a number of unmarked memorials whose touching stories are unknown and there were expressions of how, more than a mere photograph, to remember these brave souls. Aitkens Pewter, a specialist in keepsakes of historical awareness was contacted and created two especially for members of the Titanic Historical Society. Those of you who have visited the cemetery are always moved by the poignant monument to the unknown child, thought to be Gosta Leonard Palsson. Another is the memorial stone for Ernest Edward Freeman, a deck steward who was “the last living son of Capt. S. W. Kearney Freeman and Laura Mary Jane Freeman” and was erected by White Star Line Chairman, J. Bruce Ismay.
The refined lustre of pewter of each Titanic memorial stands out like never before. Whether displayed in framed collectors’ sets or hung (a link is included) each is elegant in its simplicity and exquisitely detailed to scale; wording, style and scrollwork is faithfully reproduced. Consideration of additional pewter reproductions will depend on your response and suggestions.
5A02 Unknown Child
Measures 2.25 X 1 inches
5B02 Ernest Edward Freeman
Measures 2.5 X 1.50 inches.