The White Star Royal and United States Mail Steamer
Rigging, Longitudinal and Deck Plans Showing A-B-C-D-E-F-Lower & Orlop Deck
The story of Titanic and why she arouses so much interest may lie in the position that she held in the world of 1912. Titanic was not simply a means of conveying people from a place they wished to leave to a place they wanted to be, as is the case with most modern ships. She was a floating symbol of status, almost a materialized article of social faith. The White Star Line succeeded in establishing their grandest ship as a symbol of safety, luxury, exclusiveness and social privilege. That world was destroyed on the night of April 14-15, 1912 when millionaires and immigrants in third class shared the common experience of death. An Astor or a Guggenheim was struck down as quickly as a stoker. It marked the end of an era; the smugness and snugness of the Edwardian illusion that there were no limits to manâ€™s ingenuity and progress. In place came the hard recognition of the onset of the age of insecurity. All in all the sinking of Titanic marks a partition in human history, a demonstration of manâ€™s fate in a microcosm and, for this reason, in addition to its essential drama, will always arouse interest as a tragedy of historic and epic magnitude.
This handsome rigging and deck plan looks great framed. A beautifully-detailed reference to the famous ship.
Outside measurement: 17 inches x 22 inches.
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