Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Jesuit's pictures document final images of Titanic

Photos taken before ship left for New York
This is the cover of "Father Browne's Titanic Album," edited by E.E. O'Donnell.
CNS photo/courtesy Father Browne S.J. Collection
The B.C. Catholic has a story from Sarah MacDonald of Catholic News Service about the lasting photographs of the Titanic taken by a Jesuit seminarian. The photos served as a resource for historians and for the 1997 blockbuster movie:
Commemorations of the sinking of the Titanic 100 years ago will put the spotlight on a young Irish priest whose photographs are some of the only surviving images of life onboard the liner on its first and last voyage.

Jesuit Father Frank Browne, 1880-1960, became a prominent documentary photographer and a much-decorated chaplain in the British army in World War I.

A collection of his photographs, "Father Browne's Titanic Album" has been reprinted to mark the centenary of the demise of the massive liner, which was constructed in Belfast, Ireland, and was believed to be unsinkable.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.
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